Missouri GOP candidates to attend Americans for Prosperity's state summit in Springfield
The Missouri chapter of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation has announced that it is holding its “first annual ‘Defending the American Dream Summit’ ” in less than two weeks in Springfield, Mo.
The state’s three major Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, and for governor, are slated to participate in the event, to be held July 21 at the Springfield Expo Center.
State director Patrick Werner said in a statement that “the event will highlight conservative free-market leaders and speakers and includes a post-Supreme Court health care policy discussion…”
“We are very excited to be able to host this summit in Missouri this year,” said Werner. “This is a critical time in our nation’s fight for economic freedom and I believe that this Summit will be pivotal as we continue to educate activists on the importance of free market principles.”
The participating Senate hopefuls, said Werner, include businessman John Brunner, former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin.
The three GOP candidates for governor scheduled to attend the forum are Kirkwood businessman David Spence, Kansas City consultant Bill Randles and anti-abortion activist Fred Sauer.
National speakers slated to participate include:
--Former U.S. Rep. Barry Goldwater, Jr.
--Syndicated radio host Tony Katz
--Radio host and author Lenny McAllister
--Tracy Henke, a former assistant attorney general who now is Americans for Prosperity’s vice president.
--Michael Cannon with the conservative CATO Institute