Family Research Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2014
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FRC Applauds Decision Ending Las Vegas Bid to Host 2016 Republican National Convention


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Family Research Council (FRC) applauded the decision by Las Vegas to "withdraw" its bid to become the host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention.  

FRC President Tony Perkins made the following comments:

"We are pleased to learn today that Las Vegas has withdrawn its bid to become a host city - a decision that comes only weeks after the state party ignited a party-wide firestorm by stripping pro-life and pro-natural marriage language from its state platform.

"We commend RNC Chairman Reince Priebus for his work to ensure the party upholds the core principles found in the party's platform. 

"Those Republicans who want to rip up the planks of life and marriage in their party's platform will only succeed in building a boardwalk to a permanent GOP minority. The reality is that after two failed presidential cycles, the GOP can't afford to jettison the planks of life and marriage, which would only alienate a segment of voters which is the difference between victory and defeat," concluded Perkins.

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