Tags: faith | freedom | gop | conference

Evangelical Group Courts 2016 GOP Hopefuls

Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 12:56 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The conservative Faith & Freedom Coalition plans to invite more than a half-dozen possible Republican presidential candidates to its spring conference and give them an opportunity to court some of the party’s religious base.

The group’s potential guest list is a who’s who of the Republican Party, including Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida; Rand Paul of Kentucky; and Ted Cruz of Texas, along with Govs. Scott Walker of Wisconsin; Chris Christie of New Jersey, and Bob McDonnell of Virginia. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is also on the guest list, reports Politico.

None of the lawmakers have confirmed they’ll attend the conference, scheduled to start June 13 in Washington, D.C. But Ralph Reed, who leads the Faith & Freedom Coalition, said evangelical voters are key for any Republican who wants to be president.

“They are the largest single constituency in the party today, and it’s not even close,” Reed said. “There is no road to the White House as a Republican without going through the toll booth of the evangelical voter.”

Reed said the conference is a starting point on restoring conservative change in the White House, and the organization’s grass-roots workers are looking for fighters.

“They recognize and are smart enough to know that there’s a limit to what we can accomplish in the next four years as long as Barack Obama’s president,” Reed said.

It’s still too early for any White House hopefuls to formally announce their intentions, but potential candidates are already lining up their appearances. Several, including Rubio, Paul, Walker, Bush, and Cruz will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins Thursday in National Harbor, Md.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Candidates On Both Sides Giving Guns in Ads a Shot

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 15:16 PM

Candidates from both parties are adding guns as props to their campaign ads this season not only to show their tough sta . . .

Christie Resists Climate Change Plan

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 13:26 PM

The New Jersey Legislature is pressing Gov. Chris Christie to rejoin a regional cap-and-trade program to control carbon  . . .

Republican Senators Agree To Give $3 Million to Campaign Committee

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 12:52 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was soliciting contributions this week, but he was asking colleagues to donate fu . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved