We know that conservatives, while active in election campaigns, have long ignored the party structure in much of America. We mean to redress that wrong, increase the ranks of activists, revitalize our Party, and turn it into an electoral powerhouse Americans can believe in once again.
Second, we do what other Republican organizations almost never do: we endorse candidates in contested primaries, so rank-and-file Republicans can know who the true conservative candidates really are. In the spring of every election year, liberal Republicans learn to love Ronald Reagan; ten minutes after clinching the nomination, they remember they love Teddy Kennedy more. We 'shuck the corn', with highly competitive grassroots endorsing conventions at which candidates must secure two-thirds of our delegates' support to win. And when we're done, there's no question who is who.
The process of endorsing candidates involves;
We issue an invitation for the several Republican candidates to introduce themselves to the membership. this is done after the legal filing date, but well before the party primary.
We follow up with a questionnaire to each of them, to determine their political philosophy of the role of government. You can review our current questionnaire, here. We follow up with a questionnaire to each of them, to determine their political philosophy of the role of government. You can review our current questionnaire.
Finally, we ask all our members to review those submitted questionnaires at a subsequent 'endorsing convention'. The standards for issuing an endorsement are that we require two-thirds (67%) of our voting members to agree in order to issue a formal endorsement. If no candidate attains that threshold, we simply release a 'straw poll', at our discretion.
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