The Family Leader folks announced today that five GOP presidential candidates have agreed to appear at the group’s event in November. Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul & Santorum have RSVP’d yes. The group says Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have been “invited” but haven’t said yes or no yet. Information from the group’s news release is copied below.
Saturday, November 19
First Federated Church, Des Moines
The Thanksgiving Family Forum will not be your typical “debate”. Instead, it will be a family discussion with the Republican Presidential candidates. The candidates will be seated around a table in a family-friendly setting designed to learn not only what the candidates think about family issues, but also why they think what they think.
We were intentional about selecting the weekend before Thanksgiving in the hope of giving Iowans something to discuss at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum (confirmed); Rick Perry and Mitt Romney (invited)
CitizenLink (A Focus on the Family Affiliate)
National Organization for Marriage
Location: First Federated Church, 4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Ticket Price: $40
Family Pack: 4 Tickets for $125
Note: All solicitation of funds in connection with this event are by The FAMiLY LEADER and not by any candidate. Paid for by The FAMiLY LEADER and not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.