Even though he’s no longer running for president, Donald Trump
plans kicking off the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference next week, as promised. The event put on by a major group of social conservatives also will feature several GOP presidential hopefuls, USA Today reported Friday.
So far, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and businessman Herman Cain, who are all considering a run or are running for the White have agreed to speak at the event. It starts June 3.
Many of them will be vying for the support of the conservative activists in attendance that had supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition, heads The Faith & Freedom Coalition.
"These candidates will be making the case to tea party members and social conservative voters about why they are best suited to lead the charge against President Obama next year," Reed told The Washington Post.
After his announced that he wasn’t running for president, Trump has previously bowed out of political appearances in Iowa and South Carolina.
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