McDonnell to speak at conference organized by former Christian Coalition leader
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will speak at a conference organized by former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed next week in the District.
Hundreds of activists are expected to attend the Faith and Freedom Coalition's first national conference and strategy briefing Sept. 9-11 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.
They will learn about voter registration, get-out-the-vote efforts and how to use social media to build a volunteer network in advance of the November elections. Scheduled panel participants include "Mama Grizzly" candidates who are making 2010 the "Year of the Conservative Woman" and leading Tea Party organizers.
"This is not just a conference or a retreat," Reed said in a news release. "This is the political equivalent of NFL minicamp. We will train and equip our activists on how to block and tackle in the churches and precincts as we prepare for the most important election of our lifetimes."
Other confirmed speakers include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former White House senior adviser Karl Rove, former Republican National Chairman Ed Gillespie, who served as general chairman of McDonnell's campaign last year, and U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia.
September 3, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
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