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Viguerie, Conservative Leaders To Trump: No Big Government or Pro-Abortion VP

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and a group of prominent cultural conservative leaders have begun to circulate an open letter to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spelling out the reasons why selecting an anti-conservative Republican vice presidential nominee, such a New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, retired Lt. General Michael Flynn or Speaker Paul Ryan would damage, perhaps fatally, Trump's hard-won support from cultural conservatives. We invite you to add your name to the list.

Richard Viguerie and Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump:

With less than a week to go until the Republican National Convention opens, we believe your number one job is to unite conservatives and center-right Republicans behind your candidacy.

This is the most important decision you will make between now and Election Day and if you don’t get it right it will crash your campaign and crush your chances of defeating Hillary Clinton.

And getting it right means avoiding candidates for Vice President who will alienate conservatives and call into question your commitment to govern according to conservative principles.

We therefore urge you to avoid considering candidates with anti-conservative records, such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and others who have failed to defend our constitutional liberties and use the power the Constitution bestowed upon them to stop President Obama’s fundamental transformation of America. We also urge you to not consider pro-choice candidates such as Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Mr. Trump, in the past several election cycles millions of conservative voters have stayed home because the Republican candidate for President failed to campaign as a conservative. Conservatives are not a wing of the Republican Party that can be bought-off or mollified with interest group-type favors – we are the Republican Party.

To close the deal with right-of- center voters, your choice of Vice President is the clearest and most important signal you can send to conservatives that you will govern as a conservative.

We therefore urge you, as partners in the new populist – conservative coalition that will elect you President if it remains united, to choose a principled limited government constitutional conservative as your running mate.


(Name of organization listed for identification purposes only)

Richard A. Viguerie

Brent Bozell
Founder and President, Media Research Center

Foster Friess

Rick Scarborough
President, Vision Action America

Dick Bott
Founder, Bott Radio Network

Rich Bott
President, Bott Radio Network

Ginni Thomas
President, Liberty Consulting

Elaine Donnelly

Amb. Henry F. Cooper

David Bozell
President, ForAmerica

Rebecca Hagelin
Council for National Policy

Larry Pratt Exec. Director, Gun Owners of America

Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D.
The Crouse Institute

Donna Hearne
Exec. Director, Constitutional Coalition

Phil Buress
President, Cititzens for Community Values Action

Tim Macy Chairman, Gun Owners of America

Joe R. Gregory
Gregory Management Co.

William Federer

Peggy Dau

James N. Clymer

Timothy Daughtry, Ph.D.
CEO, Concord Bridge Consulting
Conservaative Author and Speaker

George Rasley

James N. Clymer

Joyce Weyrich

William Becker
President/CEO/General Counsel, FreedomX

Chuck Muth
President, Citizen Outreach

Brian S. Brown
President, National Organization for Marriage

Dick McCormack

Kim C. Bengard
It Takes A Family Foundation

Ariel Deval

David Preston
Exec. Director, Oklahoma Wesleyan University Foundation

Ali Akbar
Black Conservative Fund

Herb London
President, London Center for Policy Research

Preston Noell III
President, Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Fred Stoeker

Karen England
Exec. Director, Capitol Resource Institute, CA

Richard Ford

Steven W. Mosher
President, Population Research Institute

John Slavic
CEO, Slavik401k

Mark Bloom
President/Owner, Ole Podner, LLC

Diana Denman

Ellen Grigsby
Director of Institutional Partnerships

David Applegate

Ken Eldred
CEO, Living Stones Foundation

Warren Coats

Paul Einarsson
COO/Chairman, Geophysical Service Incorporated

Floyd Brown
Chairman, Center for Journalism

Joe Knott III

Tricia Erickson
President, Angel Pictures Publicity

Jeff Knox Director, The Firearms Coalition

Mike Spence
President, Conservative Republicans of California

Ralph Hudgens
Georgia Insurance Commissioner

Cindi Slaughter

Richard Hayes

Randy Brinson
Chairman, Christian Coalition of Alabama

Cathie Adams
Former Chairman, Republican Party of Texas

Joe Calvert
President, Rabon-Calvert Interests

John Trulio, Ph.D.

Malcolm Morris
Counsel on National Policy

Walt Longyear

Bill Becker

William H. Ball Jr

Doug Gamble

Kathleen Patten
CEO, American Target Advertising

Allen Hebert
Chairman, American-Chinese Fellowship

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Esq.

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Trump will not disappoint!

Enough said.

VP candidate

Carly Fiorna would be my choice for VP. However, considering the way Mr. Trump treated her as a candidate, I don't know that she would accept his offer. If he could mend fences, she would make conservatives very happy. She is in sharp contrast to Trump, as she speaks thoughtfully and intelligently and she, obviously, a woman. C'mon Trump step it up!!