Richard Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com and donor of the Liberty Prize – a $10,000 prize fund for the best plan for conservatives to take over the Republican Party and govern America in 2017 – today announced that “Real Conservatives National Committee” and Dan Schultz, Phoenix, Arizona author of “Taking Back Your Government: The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy” had taken the top prize and each would receive a grant of $5,000.
In announcing the winners of the Liberty Prize, Viguerie said, “The plans submitted by The Real Conservatives National Committee and Dan Schultz came the closest to meeting the twin goals I set for the contest: the winning submission needed to be a plan for conservatives to take over the Republican Party AND win the elections necessary to govern America in 2017.”
“Lorie Medina, Michael Patrick Leahy and the grassroots supporters of The Real Conservatives National Committee understand what I’ve been saying for years; it’s the primaries stupid.”
“The Real Conservatives National Committee has already begun to implement the plan they submitted; they are training grassroots activists and working to recruit limited government constitutional conservatives to challenge Big Government establishment Republicans, like Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, in Republican primary elections,” noted Viguerie.
Dan Schultz’s “Taking Back Your Government: The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy” offers a practical outline of how he recruited fellow limited government constitutional conservatives to get involved in the Republican Party and become precinct committee-members. Dan explains the important role of the precinct committee in governing the Republican Party and in electing limited government constitutional conservatives to office up and down the ballot.”
“In response to the Liberty Prize challenge we received over 1,000 entries and ideas. The vast majority of the comments and submissions dwelt upon the sad state of the establishment Republican Party. While those submissions provided a useful commentary on why conservatives must rally their energies to take over the GOP, they did not help us find a path forward.
The Real Conservatives National Committee and Dan Schultz contributed specific ideas and strategies that, if implemented at the grassroots level, will help us achieve the goals of conservatives taking over the Republican Party and governing America in 2017 – and in the process saving our country and preserving American exceptionalism for future generations. I'm honored to include their ideas in my upcoming book TAKEOVER and to award them the Liberty Prize,” concluded Mr. Viguerie.