UPDATE: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain to Speak in Troy this Weekend
The Saturday rally at the San Marino Club is sponsored by Americans for Prosperity – Michigan.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 9:30 p.m. Thursday to include Rick Santorum's announcement that he will also be attending the rally in Troy on Saturday.
Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, who campaigned in Troy in November, and Rick Santorum will address a crowd of more than 1,000 during the Michigan Prosperity Forum on Saturday at the San Marino Club in Troy. The event runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Romney and Santorum will join speakers Herman Cain, Michelle Malkin, Andrew Breitbart and Frank Beckmann, among others.
“Because this event takes place just three days before Michigan’s primary election, this is a perfect time to ensure our issues have a prominent place within the national dialogue in this year’s elections,” said Scott Hagerstrom, Americans for Prosperity-Michigan state director.
“We hope all the presidential candidates accept this opportunity to discuss public policy issues affecting the average citizen’s pocketbook.”
Other scheduled speakers:
- Ann McElhinney, director of Not Evil Just Wrong and Mine Your Own Business
- Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College professor of economics and public policy
- Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity president
- F. Vincent Vernuccio, labor policy expert and editor of WorkplaceChoice.org
- Matthew Vadum, author of Subversion, Inc: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off Taxpayers
- Scott Hagerstrom, Americans for Prosperity-Michigan state director
The Saturday morning general session will be followed by a boxed lunch and book signing with Malkin and Breitbart. Attendees can then participate in panel discussions and grassroots training sessions.
According to Hagerstrom, a team of local, state and national experts will lead panel discussions on the following subjects: How to Appeal Your Property Taxes, Right to Work: Is Michigan Next? and The Dangerous Green Agenda.
A legislative panel will focus on reforming the state’s no-fault auto insurance statute, education reform, and Gov. Snyder’s proposed Detroit-Canada bridge.
If you go
The event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Individual tickets to the event are $19.95, student admission is $9.95 and family admission is $39.95. For an up-to-date list of confirmed speakers or to register for Saturday's event, visit www.MichiganAFP.com or call 855-435-5109.