Bristol Palin Appearance Canceled: DeMint Coming to Iowa
Banning Bristol: One of my "back home" universities apparently just decided to abstain from Bristol Palin's abstinence appearance. Washington University had planned to bring in Sarah Palin's daughter to talk about the topic. But once it got out that thousands of dollars in student fees would pay for the visit, people complained and Bristol has been bounced. Here's the story.DeMint DeComing: Do we count tea party fav South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint among the possible 2012'ers? He seemed to earlier downplay any chance he would run for prez. But he is coming to Iowa on behalf of western Iowa Congressman Steve King. What should we make of that? Here are the details:Des Moines, Iowa – Congressman Steve King will bring nationally-recognized leaders to Iowa for his first Conservative Principles Conference on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The day-long conference will include panel discussions and speakers including 2012 Republican presidential prospects. The event will conclude with an evening banquet featuring King and keynote speaker Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina.“I am looking forward to engaging with Iowa activists for a day of visionary and principled dialogue centered on our American destiny,” King remarked. “We will be joined by some of the best thinkers in America to begin the process of shaping the agenda of our nation. We hope to provide a forum for all the presidential candidates and to help them identify priorities.”Iowa’s first in the nation caucuses are bringing presidential candidates to the state and raising the level of public discourse. “Iowans take seriously their privilege and responsibility to evaluate the presidential candidates and their proposals,” King commented. “By hosting the candidates, and other leading thinkers, at our Conservative Principles Conference, we are given an early opportunity to test them on the issues. Iowans are astutely informed on public policy issues because of our duty as the first-in-the-nation caucus.”Conservative Principles Conference will be held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Doors will open at 8:00 am with the program set to begin at 9:00 am. An evening reception begins at 5:00 pm with the banquet starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets for King’s Conservative Principles Conference are $50 per person and available by calling 888-722-4704 or by visiting www.conservativeprinciplespac.com.“I invite all Iowans to participate in this event and to engage in our effort to refurbish the pillars of American Exceptionalism,” King concluded.Conservative Principles PAC is King’s leadership political action committee. Founded in 2008, Conservative Principles has supported conservative candidates for Congress across the country as well as candidates for Iowa Senate and House seats.After serving six years in the Iowa Senate, King was elected to Congress in 2002 to represent Iowa’s 5th Congressional District. King is a nationally recognized constitutional conservative who routinely leads efforts to decrease the size and scope of government while protecting individual liberty and the sanctity of life. His language to repeal ObamaCare was passed by the US House on January 19, 2011, and he continues to work to implement common-sense solutions for the issues facing Americans.DeMint was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. In early 2007, DeMint also fought for commonsense immigration reform by leading the effort to defeat the amnesty bill and calling on government to first secure our borders, enforce the laws already passed, and streamline the legal immigration system. DeMint was recently ranked as the Senate’s most conservative member by National Journal and as the No. 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayers Union. DeMint has made it clear he is not a presidential candidate and will keynote the event as a conservative leader.For more information on the Conservative Principles Conference, contact Conservative Principles PAC Director Tim Moran at 712-310-2386 or Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745. The contact number for tickets only is 888-722-4704.
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