Conservative powerhouse calls for primary challenges
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A conservative powerhouse credited for organizing Ronald Reagan’s huge victory in 1980 and the founding of multiple conservative organizations is calling for challenges to the elected GOP officials who may not be fully in line with the party’s roots.
“If conservatives want to govern American we have to face the same reality Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan did when they heard the Siren song of those advocating the formation of a third party,” wrote Richard Viguerie at his ConservativeHQ.com.
“It’s the primaries stupid!
“To win the elections necessary to govern America according to conservative principles there’s only one way to go: recruit the candidates and do the work necessary for conservatives to win GOP primary elections up and down the ballot,” he said.
“Just as importantly, conservatives must get involved in the Republican Party at the precinct level, run for Republican Party office and take over the GOP at the local, state and national level to confirm it once and for all as the permanent political home of limited government constitutional conservatives.”