603 Alliance and CBL-NH, LLC members made a presentation to the Northborough, MA Tea Party group on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Northborough Free Library. Jim Kofalt, Diane Bitter and Mike Rogers explained how the 603 Alliance and CBL-NH got started and the goals of the “sister” organizations to restore Constitutional principles in all levels of government and to educate and unite like-minded conservatives in support of candidates who will further these principles. With almost 45 NTP members present who were there by special invitation, kudos to Jim, Diane, and Mike who fielded the dozens of questions from the audience with exemplary aplomb.
As you know, it takes all kinds, particularly in politics. Here’s Politico contributor Ben Schreckinger’s spin on our newly formed 603 Alliance:
New Hampshire conservatives plan anti-Jeb Bush caucus
[Politico.com] Taking aim at Jeb Bush, a group of leading New Hampshire conservatives and libertarians are preparing to stage their own caucus three months before the state’s first-in-the-nation primary — and then unify behind the winner.
Sick of the string of centrist GOP-ers who’ve dominated the state’s primary in recent years — including John McCain (twice) and Mitt Romney — conservatives and libertarians are hoping to defy the conventional wisdom that the Granite State is moderate-friendly turf between the evangelical-dominated Iowa caucuses and socially conservative South Carolina. Continue reading Politico’s Spin on the 603 Alliance
Why it’s so hard for conservatives to unify behind one candidate
By JOHN DICKERSON
[CBSNews.com] The field of announced Republican candidates has recently doubled to six, with the entry of Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee. When you add the candidates who are almost certain to soon join the race–Jeb Bush, Gov. Scott Walker, Rick Perry, and Gov. Chris Christie–and the others who might, the field will be big enough to fill an airport shuttle van. The stage at the first Fox News debate in early August will have so many people on it, the organizers may need to put everyone on bleachers.
The Republican presidential pageant is vastly more diverse than the Democratic coronation. The GOP field includes a female CEO, a black surgeon, two Cuban Americans, a lawyer, and a preacher.
Continue reading Why it’s so hard for conservatives to unify behind one candidate
[Philly.com] NASHUA, N.H. – Libertarians and conservatives have banded together in a diverse coalition to try to end New Hampshire’s reputation as a RINO preserve.
Calling itself the 603 Alliance after the state’s area code, the group plans to stage a caucus in October to unify behind a single conservative candidate before the GOP presidential primary three months later. Organizers say they are sick of the nation’s first primary anointing centrists they consider “Republicans in Name Only.” Continue reading Philly: N.H. coalition tries to tug GOP vote away from the center
On April 19 there was a loud bang very much like the shot heard around the world made on April 19, 1775 in Massachusetts. Well-known Conservative activists and like-minded constitutionalists in New Hampshire and surrounding states launched their new initiative by holding a Summit meeting for the purpose of introducing the 603 Alliance and the Conservative Business League to local organizations.
Among the noted speakers in attendance were:
- Sharon Angle – former candidate for US Senate from Nevada
- Trevor Louden – internationally renowned speaker and author of The Enemies Within
- Andrew Hemingway – technology entrepreneur and former gubernatorial candidate
- Betsy McCaughey – former Lieutenant Governor of New York and author of Beating Obamacare
- Bill O’Brien – conservative leader and former Speaker of the NH House
- Aaron Day – Chairman of Atlas Society
- Jason Sorens – founder of the Free State Project
- Dan Itse – NH State Rep and constitutional expert
- Jack Kimball – business leader, former gubernatorial candidate, and former state GOP chair
- Mike Rogers – conservative activist and blogger at GraniteGrok
Video coverage of the 603 Alliance/Conservative Business League Summit held at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua on April 19, 2015.
Video (9) courtesy of GraniteGrok.com
The prospective presidential candidates who showed up for the GOP cattle call in Nashua last weekend heeded the plea from state party chair Jennifer Horn to refrain from intraparty squabbles. Not so for the conservative activists who stuck around for Sunday’s alternative conference.
The “Summit of Grassroots Activists” was hosted by the 603 Alliance, a new political committee attempting to coalesce support among conservatives for a single presidential candidate and leverage that support to help the endorsed candidate win the party’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary.