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Principles First in The Dispatch

The Dispatch’s John Hart referenced Principles First and its founder, Heath Mayo: The dissident majority shouldn’t be constrained in its ambition and scope, and it should embrace an “all of the above” approach to tactics, institution building, and reform. If you have a vision for a new party, go build…
March 21, 2024
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The Fulcrum: Conservative values shine brightly at Principles First conference

Lynn Schmidt, syndicated columnist and editorial board member with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, covered the Principles First Summit: Listening to the variety of speakers at Principles First, I caught myself looking up at the chandelier. It had a hundred or so cylinders hanging next to each other in a large…
March 13, 2024
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Podcast: Principles First Summit Recap

Democracy Note’s Gabriel Lerner covered the Principles First Summit on a recent podcast with Matt Germer⁠, director of the Governance Program at the ⁠R Street Institute, a center-right think tank, and Scott Warren⁠, a fellow at the ⁠SNF Agora Institute⁠ at Johns Hopkins University. Matt and Scott are…
March 11, 2024
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Principles First in USA Today

USA Today’s Karissa Waddick covered the Principles First Summit: “There is that point where you realize, I’ve got to do the responsible thing,” Michael Steele, a former chair of the Republican National Committee who has long opposed Trump, said Saturday during an interview at a conference dubbed the Principles…
February 27, 2024
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Principles First in The Washington Post

The Washington Post’s Kara Voght covered the Principles First Summit: Here at Principles First, in the sweeping second-floor atrium of the Conrad Hotel, was your father’s Republican Party: a herd of chinos, sports coats and the occasional Nikki Haley T-shirt. First held in 2020, the event was a refuge for…
February 27, 2024
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The Hill: Dueling Republicans Descend on Washington

The Hill’s Bill Press covered the Principles First Summit: That fracture in the GOP was also on full display last weekend in Washington, where two wings of the Republican Party held dueling conventions. National Harbor hosted the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Downtown Washington’s Conrad Hotel …
February 27, 2024
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Principles First in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s Molly Ball covered the Principles First Summit: These were the people who gathered in Washington over the weekend for the Principles First summit, a conference of anti-Trump conservatives that styled itself as counterprogramming to the Conservative Political Action Conference where Trump rallied his faithful on Saturday.
February 26, 2024
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Republicans Confronted With Empty Seats at CPAC

Newsweek’s Nick Mordowanec covered CPAC this year: Prominent conservatives have opted to not attend CPAC this year and instead join a summit that’s counter-programming CPAC. The Principles First summit, set to take place this weekend, features several of Trump’s critics, including former Representative Adam Kinzinger, former Governor…
February 24, 2024
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Heath Mayo Interviewed by C-SPAN Washington Journal

Heath Mayo, Founder of Principles First, sat down with C-SPAN Washington Journal to talk about the upcoming Principles First Summit and Campaign 2024. Watch the full interview here.
February 22, 2024