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.
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
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.
Concord (March 19, 2015) – On April 19, in the City of Nashua, New Hampshire, the live-free-or-die state, 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, the 603 Alliance for the purpose of impacting the outcome of the New Hampshire First-in-the-National Primary election.
These activists realize from past elections that splitting their votes among numerous conservative candidates enables the moderate establishment to cruise to victory, and that only a consolidating effort on their parts will result in a victory for a conservative candidate.
The 603 Alliance found a solution to this problem and presented it to their supporters at the Summit meeting on April 19th, when the 603 Alliance was launched at the Crown Plaza in Nashua, New Hampshire.
A separate, though complimentary, organization has also been launched in New Hampshire and shares principles similar to those of the 603 Alliance. The Conservative Business League of New Hampshire, LLC (CBL-NH) is a membership organization of concerned citizens and businesses, whose goal is to educate the citizens of New Hampshire about constitutional conservative candidates who embody the principles of CBL-NH. These principles include personal and economic freedom, as well as working toward a debt-free future.
The focus of CBL-NH includes immigration reform, tax reform, and adherence to the 1st, 2nd, 9th, and 10th amendments to the US Constitution. The primary focus for 2015 will be the Presidential Primary and the conservative candidates, with a shift in 2016 to the State and Federal races.
CBL-NH will provide support for candidates by holding events for its members and supporters and will aggressively promote and provide candidate access to non-traditional Republicans, constitutionalists and conservatives, disenfranchised voters, and undeclared voters.
[Breitbart.com] A group of conservatives and libertarians in New Hampshire have come up with a plan they hope will block former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) from becoming the Republican party’s nominee for President.
The idea is to hold their own presidential caucus in October and select a candidate behind whom they would all unite.
The group is called the “603 Alliance,” named after the only area code in New Hampshire. According to a report by Politico, the plan was instigated by “years of simmering discontent within the state Republican party,” as conservative, libertarian, and Tea Party activists have grown increasingly frustrated with the moderate Republicans who have won the state’s primary in recent years. Continue reading NH Conservatives Plot to Unite Against Jeb Bush→