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Sutton's Place: Predictions...Plus 10 in the Senate
Sutton's Place: Predictions...Plus 10 in the Senate

As I write this, there is exactly one week left before the 2014 election.  In the spirit of the season, it is time for predictions.
 
Yet rather than make any new predictions, I will simply repeat two predictions about this year’s elections, which I made last year (December 2013 to be exact).
 
Ten months ago I made two bold predictions.  The first was...

Hard Work: From Kentucky Tomatoes to Conservative Politics
Hard Work: From Kentucky Tomatoes to Conservative Politics

Robert Stuber has known the value of hard work since his childhood.

Currently the Director of Development and Direct Marketing at Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Rob began his career on a farm in Louisville, KY, when he was 12.  He and his father decided to grow extra tomato plants and sell them on the side of the road.  After two years of success, Rob recalls, “We were going to become rich and planted hundreds of plants and worked our butts off, but so did everyone else and the price of tomatoes collapsed to almost nothing.  I learned a lot about free markets…and never ate a tomato again.”

Since that early entrepreneurial experience, Rob has continued working hard to help the conservative movement thrive.  He was elected...

Bachmann’s Press Sec – LI Grad Goes to Capitol Hill
Bachmann’s Press Sec – LI Grad Goes to Capitol Hill

Be the change you want to see.

As press secretary for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Mikayla Hall is doing just that.

Mikayla’s earliest political memory is of accidentally voting for Bill Clinton in 1996 during a mock election at her elementary school. 

“I went home and cried because I thought my fake vote made him win,” she said.

Born in Minnesota, Mikayla also considers Washington state one of her home states, having spent a decade in both. 

While studying Communication at the University of Washington, Mikayla joined Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) as a freshman after being recruited by a Leadership Institute (LI) field rep.  Eventually, she became YAL’s first Northwest Regional Director, organizing students in 10 states.

“LI is a toolkit.  You can use its material to build yourself the steps to a career in politics, with opportunities to practice through their internship and field program,” she said.

Serving to Protect the Last Best Hope for Mankind
Serving to Protect the Last Best Hope for Mankind

For Army veteran Larry Provost, the call to action, “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country” was all it took for him to feel the need to get involved.

This military veteran wasn’t always a conservative.  In fact, his mother was liberal.  It wasn’t until Ronald Reagan became president in the 1980’s that Larry began to see what conservatism was really about.

“As time went on I saw that, on an overall scale, government policies were hurting, and slowly, almost imperceptibly, taking away the dignity, freedoms, and prosperity of the very people they were supposed to help.  Reagan was the first President I remember, and he shaped my idea of what a President could be,” Larry said.

In addition to his previous work in the U.S. Army, Larry also serves as an advisor to several conservative groups, and as a Chaplain for the American Legion in Washington, DC.

His enthusiasm for helping the conservative movement is something to be admired.  Larry battles the left by contributing to conservative blogging sites like Townhall.com.  Many of his articles share his view on what makes this country great and how to preserve it.

November
05
Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast

Location: Arlington, VA

07
Public Speaking Workshop

Location: Arlington, VA

08 - 09
Youth Leadership School

Location: Eugene, OR

12
Career Networking Happy Hour

Location: Washington, DC

12
LI Happy Hour

Location: Washington, DC

15 - 16
Youth Leadership School

Location: Madison, WI

15 - 16
Youth Leadership School

Location: Princeton, NJ

15 - 16
Youth Leadership School

Location: Huntsville, AL

18
Television Workshop, On-Camera

Location: Arlington, VA

20
Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced

Location: Arlington, VA

22 - 23
Youth Leadership School

Location: Albany, NY

22 - 23
Youth Leadership School

Location: Arlington, VA

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