Fractured GOP Spurs Panel on Conservative Movement’s Role in the Party

Fractured GOP Spurs Panel on Conservative Movement’s Role in the Party

February 26, 2012
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Fractured GOP Spurs Panel on Conservative Movement’s Role in the Party

Fauquier Young Republicans to Host Special Panel Discussion this April in Warrenton

WARRENTON, Virginia – As tension and infighting continues within the Republican Party throughout the Commonwealth and across the nation over issues such as property rights, tax hikes and Medicare expansion, a special panel discussion is set to examine the history of conflict and alliance in the relationship between the conservative movement and the GOP.

The Fauquier County Young Republicans (FCYRs) are sponsoring the panel discussion “The Conservative Movement & the Republican Party: Conflict, Alliance & the Way Forward” on Saturday, April 27 at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton. The discussion begins at 4:00 PM with a free reception starting at 3:30 PM.

Special guests featured on the panel include: conservative direct mail pioneer and long-time conservative activist Richard Viguerie, chairman of; professor of the history of the conservative movement at American University Christopher Malagisi, president of Young Conservatives Coalition; and Kate Edwards, program officer for Young Americans for Freedom, the nation’s oldest conservative/libertarian youth activist organization. The panel will be moderated by Christopher Bedford, associate editor of the influential new media publication The Daily Caller, and FCYR Chairman Adam Cassandra.

“The mainstream media loves to focus on division within the Republican Party so that we tear each other apart and open the door for Democrat victories. The truth is, there is division within our party, both nationally and very much so here in Virginia, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing,” said Mr. Cassandra.

“Right now we have seven GOP candidates for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia all talking about who is the most conservative. Nationally we see the story lines of the establishment versus the Tea Party, conservatives versus moderates, everybody versus the Ron Paul supporters, etc., but yet everyone claims to represent the conservative movement,” he said. “It seemed like a perfect time for a real discussion on where the conservative movement came from, its relationship with the Republican Party, and what we can expect going forward.”

The panel discussion is free to attend but requires registration due to limited seating. Event sponsorships are available, and donations are welcome.

Event Summary:

Date: Saturday, April 27
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Reception at 3:30 PM)
Lord Fairfax Community College (Fauquier Campus), 6480 College St., Warrenton, VA 20187
Confirmed Speakers:

Richard Viguerie – Chairman,;
Christopher Malagisi – President, Young Conservatives Coalition;
Kate Edwards – Program Officer, Young Americans for Freedom

Christopher Bedford – Associate Editor, The Daily Caller;
Adam Cassandra – Chairman, Fauquier County Young Republicans

About the FCYRs: The Fauquier County Young Republicans consists of Virginia voters 18-40 years old dedicated to electing Republicans to office and to promoting the Republican principles of a limited constitutional government, individual liberty and responsibility, free market capitalism, traditional values, and a strong national defense.


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