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Roll Call: “Trump wows one GOP group as another dreads his return in 2024”

Mary Ellen McIntire and Daniela Altimari of Roll Call covered the 2023 Principles First Summit: The conference heard from former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Sunday morning, but while his videotaped message talked about moving beyond “angry, divisive politics,” it didn’t include the news that broke that morning that he would…
March 6, 2023
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The Hill: “GOP critics of Trump to gather in DC”

Mychael Schnell published a story in The Hill ahead of the 2022 Summit: Republican figures opposed to former President Trump will gather in Washington, D.C., this weekend for an event that has been subbed “counterprogramming” of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which is also set to take place…
February 21, 2022
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CBS News: “Trump’s GOP critics gather in Washington”

Robert Costa of CBS News published a story ahead of Principles First’s annual Summit: A group of Republican critics of former President Donald Trump will gather in Washington, D.C., this week to cheer on the two GOP members of the House select committee investigating the January 6 assault on…
February 21, 2022
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Mediaite: “Cheney, Kinzinger to Address Anti-Trump GOP Event Same Weekend Trump Speaks at CPAC”

Alex Griffing published a story in Mediaite ahead of the annual Summit: While the Republican base and MAGA-world fixtures will be meeting in Orlando, Florida at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee gathering, anti-Trump Republicans will hold their own meeting in Washington, D.C. The two-day conference, titled “Principles First:…
February 21, 2021
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A New Manifesto for Texas Conservatives

Heath Mayo published a piece in Texas Monthly: As a lifelong Republican—and, more recently, dedicated Never Trumper—it’s clear to me that the state GOP desperately needs to enter the twenty-first century. [T]he future of Texas conservatism—whether Donald Trump retains the White House or Texas Republicans hold on to the…
November 1, 2020
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The Bulwark: “A Conservative Festivus”

Jim Swift published a story in The Bulwark ahead of the first annual Summit: “We need to figure out where our principles went.” Mayo said. “Why it is that we have a president that is end-running Congress, doing things by executive order and running up the national debt, and…
February 20, 2019