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Posted July 18, 2011
Faith & Freedom Coalition to host 2012 candidates’ forum

Plans are being made for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall event, which will be a 2012 presidential candidate forum featuring all the qualified candidates seeking nomination of their political party.

The Iowa Energy Forum will sponsor the event, set for Oct. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Knapp Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. A reception will begin at 5 p.m..

The criteria to be used to qualify candidate participation in the forum and other details of the event will be forthcoming soon.

Typically over 1,000 political activists attend the IFFC’s annual events.  These activists not only participate and vote in their caucuses but also have substantial influence on other caucus attendees in their neighborhoods and within their networks, according to Steve Scheffler, president of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition.

On March 7, IFFC held a meet and greet event with potential Republican Presidential candidates that was attended by an overflow crowd of over 1,500 political activists.

Scheffler said IFFC events present the greatest opportunity for candidates to reach out and convey their message to political activists who will make a difference on the caucus day.

In addition to the presidential candidates, other elected officials, including the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will also be attending the event.


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