Free Enterprise Fund
The Free Enterprise Fund is a Section 501(c)(4) organization based in Washington, DC. The Free Enterprise Fund was founded in January 2005 by Stephen Moore and "some prominent" Club for Growth "members including Arthur B. Laffer, a board member, along with Mallory Factor, a businessman," following a rift in Club for Growth at which time Moore was "privately ousted" as Club for Growth president in December 2004, David E. Kirkpatrick reported in the July 8, 2005, New York Times.
"The Fund advances these economic legislative goals through a variety of means: running TV and radio issue advertising campaigns, providing timely and tactical policy guidance to members of Congress, and publishing white papers with strategic game plans on vital economic and fiscal issues," it states on it website.
- 1 Free Enterprise Fund political action committees
- 2 Daily Enterprise
- 3 FEF Personnel
- 4 FEF Policy Council
- 5 FEF Fellows
- 6 Other Names Previously Affiliated with FEF
- 7 Affiliated Organizations
- 8 Non-FEF Media Contact
- 9 Contact Information
- 10 SourceWatch Resources
- 11 External links
Free Enterprise Fund political action committees
- The Free Enterprise Fund political action committee (FEFPAC), "the political arm of the Free Enterprise Fund, works to elect to Congress those candidates who best represent the principles of the free enterprise agenda," according to the PAC's website http://www.enterprisepac.com. FEFPAC shares the FEF physical address and telephone number. Also see FEFPAC Candidates.
- The Free Enterprise Fund Action Committee, a 527 committee, filed with the IRS for the first time during the week of September 14, 2006. The purpose stated is "Education and issue advocacy regarding the free enterprise system and pro-growth, free-market economic principles(such as lower taxes, smaller goverment/less government regulations, sound fiscal policies, litigation reform, and free trade)." Address: 555 12th St NW Suite 770, Washington, DC. 
- The Free Enterprise Fund Committee, a 527 committee, filed with the IRS for the first time during the week of September 14, 2006. The purpose stated is "Education and issue advocacy regarding the free enterprise system and pro-growth, free-market economic principles (such as lower taxes, smaller goverment/less government regulations, sound fiscal policies, litigation reform, and free trade)." Address: 555 12th St NW Suite 770, Washington, DC. 
The Daily Enterprise, FEF's web blog, is "dedicated to the topics of economic growth, lower taxes, and limited government." The web address for the blog is http://www.freeenterprisefund.org/blog/.
Daily Enterprise Team
Accessed January 19, 2006:
- Todd S. Schorle, Managing Editor
- Phil Kerpen, Senior Writer
- James P. Pinkerton, Writer
- Peter Ferrara, Writer
- Updated January 18, 2006:
- Mallory Factor, Chairman
- E. O'Brien Murray, Executive Director
- Steve Goodrick, Vice President for Strategic Programs
- Phil Kerpen, Policy Director
- Todd S. Schorle, Communication Director
- Lynn Bradshaw, Membership Director
- Bill Claybrook, Membership Coordinator
- Ted Olsen, attorney for FEF
FEF Policy Council
Other Names Previously Affiliated with FEF
- Colt Fosburgh (previously listed as chief operating oficer)
- Lawrence A. Hunter (previously cited as vice president and chief economist )
- Peter Roff, previously listed as a FEF vice president
- Jack Kemp, Co-Chairman
- Virginia Free Enterprise Fund, Peter Ferrara, Treasurer 
Non-FEF Media Contact
1850 M Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-1011
Fax: (202) 315-3635
Email: info AT freeenterprisefund.org
Articles & Commentary
- Peter Roff, That's Politics! column, UPI (Washington Times), January 6, 2005: Economist Stephen Moore, "president of the politically influential Club for Growth ... is moving on to start a new group, The Free Enterprise Fund, a grass-roots organization that will build support for the Bush White House initiatives to kill the so-called death tax, reform Social Security through the creation of private accounts, repeal the capital-gains tax and enact commonsense legal reforms to curtail outrageous lawsuit judgments that impose millions in costs to the U.S. economy each year."
- Josh Gerstein, "Power Struggle Grips the Club for Growth," New York Sun, February 2, 2005.
- "Free Enterprise Fund Announces Honorary Co-Chairmen and Full-Time Staff - March 01, 2005," Common Ground Common Sense, May 18, 2005.
- "Justice DeLayed? Ethics Controversy Swirls Around House Majority Leader," Democracy N0ow!, March 16, 2005. Debate debate with Chellie Pingree of Common Cause and Stephen Moore of the Free Enterprise Fund.
- Adam Nagourney, "G.O.P. Right Is Splintered on Schiavo Intervention," New York Times (Theocracy Watch), March 23, 2005.
- Terry Krepel, "Social Distortion. The ConWeb lies, distorts and demonizes opponents to promote Republican plans to privatize Social Security. So what else is new?" ConWebWatch, May 4, 2005.
- Statement of Lawrence A. Hunter, Ph.D. Vice President and Chief Economist, Free Enterprise Fund and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Innovation, Testimony Before the Full Committee of the House Committee on Ways and Means, May 12, 2005.
- "Ask Free Enterprise Fund...," Daily DeLay, May 18, 2005: "'The Free Enterprise Fund (a right-wing group directed by CNBC's Larry Kudlow and supply-side hack Jack Kemp) has purchased 'well over $100,000' in television ads to defend Tom Delay. They say the ads will target the 'liberal media and government' who 'have been attacking free market principles and DeLay,' a great supporter of those principles." re Thomas D. DeLay.
- Susan Jones, "Free Market Group Offers Tom DeLay T-Shirt," Cybercast News Service, June 6, 2005.
- Todd Hill, "Free Enterprise Fund Attacks Progressives," Campus Progress, July 1, 2005.
- David D. Kirkpatrick, "Leadership Dispute Causes a Split in a Powerhouse of Fund-Raising for Conservative Causes," New York Times, July 8, 2005.
- Lauren W. Whittington and Kate Ackley, "DeLay at Issue On Homefront," Roll Call (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington), October 6, 2005: "For now, at least, relatively few interest groups are undertaking high-profile efforts to come to DeLay’s defense after his indictment. ... The one group making the biggest splash is the Free Enterprise Fund, a relatively new group started by Club for Growth founder Stephen Moore. (Moore has since left the group.) Peter Roff, a vice president with the Free Enterprise Fund, called the group’s recently launched advertising effort a 'six-figure project,' at least for now."
- "Free Enterprise Fund National Policy Summit," PR Newswire (FindLaw), October 26, 2005.
- Peter Roff and Phil Kerpen, "The Supreme Court's business," Star-Telegram, November 28, 2005.
- Paul Nevins, "A flawed defense of credit card rates," Boston Globe, December 1, 2005.
- Phil Kerpen and Peter Roff, "Keep the Good Times Rolling. Policymakers who don’t act to extend the 2003 tax cuts do so at their own peril," National Review Online, December 2, 2005.
- Elana Schor, "Earle may bite back on Rottweiler ad," The Hill, December 20, 2005.
- "Free Enterprise Fund to Fight Earle Subpoenas," Daily DeLay, December 20, 2005: Former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson "is heading the Fund’s legal team."
- Phil Kerpen and Peter Roff, "Let the good times keep on rolling--the economy is roaring along," The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), December 27, 2005.
- Dave Johnson, "Today's Front Group: Free Enterprise Fund," The Patriot Project, September 19, 2006.
- Greg Sargent, "New Ad By Swift-Boat Funder Slams Tester And 'Brokebank Democrats'", TPM Cafe, November 3, 2006