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Thompson Campaign Adds Veteran Social Conservative Coalitions Director(Shannon Royce)
Earned Media ^ | Monday, November 5, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky

Posted on 11/05/2007 9:20:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 5 /Standard Newswire/ -- Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced the addition of Shannon Royce, an experienced social conservative coalitions director and former Executive Director of The Arlington Group, who will be joining the Thompson Campaign to serve as Grassroots and Special Projects Director.

Shannon Royce most recently served as Executive Director of the Arlington Group where she managed a coalition of over 70 organizations advocating on numerous pro-family initiatives. In that capacity, she coordinated coalition efforts on behalf of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. A former Legislative Assistant to Senator Slade Gorton and Legislative Counsel to Senator Charles Grassley, Royce also served as Director of Government Relations for the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission from 1999-2003. Shannon is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University, and received a law degree from George Washington University.

"I have watched Senator Thompson for months and have been struck by his consistent record as a conservative," said Shannon Royce. "His record is solid and his views are based on a deeply philosophical approach to the issues. I have had the privilege of working with some of the greatest leaders in the pro-family movement. I am now turning my attention to work with a man who can lead our nation. "

"We are blessed that Shannon has joined our team," said Randy Enwright, National Political Director. "She is a lawyer and a seasoned political operative with a vast network of connections. Shannon is well known and highly respected in Evangelical Christian circles and has been on the front lines of all key battles important to social conservatives. She is an important addition to our operation and will make a tangible impact."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee; US: Virginia
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This is big!
1 posted on 11/05/2007 9:20:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thompson had a chance, and then he re-introduced himself. Thompson has as much a chance as McCain.

Especially as huckabee’s star rises.


2 posted on 11/05/2007 9:27:19 AM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (Giuliani '08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go FRed !


3 posted on 11/05/2007 9:27:31 AM PST by traditional1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The big four have all these advisers. Why do they need so many people doing work for them?


4 posted on 11/05/2007 9:27:31 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MEDIC!!


5 posted on 11/05/2007 9:29:01 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom; papasmurf; ejonesie22; Josh Painter

Ping!


6 posted on 11/05/2007 9:29:06 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

See my tagline....


7 posted on 11/05/2007 9:29:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...
PING!!

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WARNING: If you wish to join, be aware that this ping list is EXTREMELY active.

8 posted on 11/05/2007 9:30:42 AM PST by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

Do all Rooty-toots cross dress, or just your candidate, Julie-Annie?


9 posted on 11/05/2007 9:30:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good news!


10 posted on 11/05/2007 9:35:25 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good addition to Fred`s campaign team.


11 posted on 11/05/2007 10:00:08 AM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

Huckabee? Please. Supernanny is not a threat to Fred.


12 posted on 11/05/2007 10:09:55 AM PST by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: HHKrepublican_2
"huckabee’s star rises."

Ha ha...

Have you seen: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1921201/posts

FRED VETS, SIGN UP TODAY AT:

13 posted on 11/05/2007 10:11:55 AM PST by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: W04Man

Fred’s looking better every day! His put down of Huckabee was masterful.


14 posted on 11/05/2007 10:44:16 AM PST by eastsider
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is big!

Boy, I'll say! The Arlington Group is huge in terms of influence.

15 posted on 11/05/2007 10:51:31 AM PST by CatQuilt (aquietcatholic.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fred Thompson: Let’s Open the Door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpaX_bIYwWg

I love it!


16 posted on 11/05/2007 10:52:00 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually yes, We are all cross-dressing abortion doctors who like to steal guns and your rights!...

No. I’m a conservative who has worked my a$$ off for candidates like Scott Garrett, one of the most consistently conservative member of congress, conservative NJ state senate leader Gerry Cardinale.

We’re tax cutting, deficit-hating, pro-military and yes, social conservatives, who understand what its like to be a Republican in a liberal location.

I’m a Republican from New Jersey which may explain my tolerance of moderate social policies, but it also explains my understanding of New York City and the feat of even cutting a single tax in that city, let alone 23. May he have exaggerated his positions a little to get elected in the most liberal city in the nation? Yes

However in his actions, the measure of a politician, I ask you to show me one instance where he expanded abortion, legalized gay marriage or took a gun away from someone who rightfully owned it.


17 posted on 11/05/2007 1:00:21 PM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (Giuliani '08)
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To: wastedyears
Ever run a campaign?

Been part of one?

There is a LOT of activity to get your candidate where he needs to be, with the people he is going to talk to, and the continuing research that never stops.

All this takes organization, and the best people you have in place to control the activities the better, otherwise as a candidate you get stuck doing the admin work and not campaigning.

18 posted on 11/05/2007 1:05:42 PM PST by Pistolshot ("All you anti-Freds remind me of Wile E. Coyote trying to fool the sheepdog." - Josh Painter)
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To: HHKrepublican_2
Wow, now that you you have shown us the light, I guess that makes all of us here at FR idiots to overlook Rudy...

Do I really need the tag?

Ok
/S!

19 posted on 11/05/2007 1:17:21 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

Rudy Giuliani on gun confiscation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZDjGnGCygs

Fourteen years later and here are a few things he has been wrong about.
First of all, he lied about the stats he used. He claims that after Canada started licensing handgun owners the suicide rate was slashed by fifty percent. The truth is that the suicide rates in Canada not only did not reduce, they actually continued to increase during the time frame he is talking about (and since).

http://fathersforlife.org/health/cansuic.htm

http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=7&gl=us

Now let’s look at his other statements. He claims that the cause of higher murder rates is the presence of more “automatic” handguns in America, but since he said that in 1993 there has been over a hundred million more guns in America with probably half of those being semi-automatic handguns, yet the murder rate in America is now almost half what it was in 1993. Apparently more “automatic” handguns in America correlates with fewer murders and crimes which is the opposite of what Rudy claims. http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/05cius/data/table_01.html

Add the England example and his thesis is disproven because since England has banned all handguns, murder has increased with most murders committed without the dreaded so called “automatic” 9mm pistols or other handguns.

http://www.crimestatistics.org.uk/output/page40.asp

Rudy also claims that revolvers in the hands of a murderer are less damaging than a 9mm “automatic” handguns. Studies have said that while one fifth of all handgun crimes involve a handgun with a greater than ten round magazine capacity, and one fifth of all privately owned handguns in America have a greater than ten round magazines (a 1995 estimate on private ownership and the percent is most likely much higher now), only 3% of all gunfire incidents had ten or more shots fired. A five, six, seven, nine or even a ten shot revolver kills just the same.

Hopefully Republicans will come to their senses and realise Rudy is Republican In Name Only and send someone else to the General.

He said something about his stance not affecting hunting. Hunting!

This is the same tripe that came out of Bill Clinton’s mouth. The Founders weren’t securing our right to hunt. They built in a check on government, and did nothing to stop us from self defense. C’mon I know you want to support Rudy, but I will not vote for a gun grabber. Why will you?


20 posted on 11/05/2007 2:28:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: HHKrepublican_2
I ask you to show me one instance where he expanded abortion

He personally gave money to Planned Parenthood NINE TIMES. Every dollar given to Planned Parenthood expands abortions, it is what they do.

Giuliani is supported mostly in the liberal northeast and west coast. I fled my home state of Connecticut because I saw what was coming. Weicker-Rowland-Rell, and now my fellow nutmeggers think that is the best they can do, and they are right. My Connectiut is gone.

Giuliani had his chance to be a liberal NYer from a liberal state, and he bailed out so that Mrs. Clinton could walk all over Rick Lazio. I am not giving him a second chance. And I do not want RINO Rudy to do for America what Christine Tood Whitman, Jody Rell, Tom Ridge, George Pataki and Arnold Schwarzenegger have done for their respective states. One liberal party is enough, thank you.
21 posted on 11/05/2007 2:39:01 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("The portals [...] inspire the merchants of debt to imagine how they might take us over" -Curley(AP))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is very big! I love it.


22 posted on 11/05/2007 6:57:01 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shannon talked to the Brody file today.

http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/264269.aspx

Please check out what she said. David Brody had some good things to say about her.


23 posted on 11/05/2007 8:30:59 PM PST by daylilly
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To: HHKrepublican_2; Pharmboy

Ping to Pharmboy to refute Giuliani’s “support” for gun rights.


24 posted on 11/05/2007 8:44:47 PM PST by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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