September 12, 2018
Mike Pence is no stranger to the Values Voter Summit. Thirteen years ago, he spoke at the very first VVS as a rising star in the U.S. House. Next week, he'll make Summit history again -- this time as the first sitting vice president to ever address the conference. For values voters, whose support for Pence helped catapult him to a surprise VVS Presidential Straw Poll win as a congressman in 2010, watching him alongside President Donald Trump has been a proud moment for a movement that considers him one of their own.
When the former governor was announced as Trump's running-mate, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said it best. "Mike Pence comes from the heart of the conservative movement -- and the heart of America. I can think of no better choice for our vice-presidential candidate. We need someone who is steady and secure in his principles, someone who can cut through the noise and make a compelling case for conservatism. Mike Pence is that man." Over the past two years, Vice President Pence has been exactly that: a supportive and instrumental force in an administration working overtime to put America back on the path to greatness.
Next week, conservatives will have a chance to thank Mike for his leadership and the important role he plays in protecting the values that matter. The vice president, who's scheduled to speak late Saturday morning, will join an impressive line-up at this year's Summit, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Dr. Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Governor Matt Bevin (R-Ky.), House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oliver North, Dr. Bill Bennett, Dana Loesch, actor Dean Cain, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, David Daleiden, Joel Rosenberg, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, Dr. Paul McHugh, Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes, Brigitte Gabriel, David and Jason Benham, George Barna, Pastor Andrew Brunson's daughter, Jacqueline, and more.
If you haven't signed up for event, September 21-23 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C., register today! This is one weekend you won't want to miss.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.