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 , and Rick Santorum will address a crowd of more than 1,000 during the  on Saturday at the 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.

Jeff S. February 23, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I'd rather get punched in the gut then pay $20 to attend this "Forum". One of the speakers wrote a book called "How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off Taxpayers"? Really? Is this supposed to be serious, because it sounds like satire! Are we sure this conference isn't actually sponsored by "The Onion"?
The "Michigan Prosperity Forum?" Isn't that just the Michigan branch of the Koch' Brother's "Americans for Prosperity?" I'm sorry, but I just absolutely refuse to pay for my propaganda! I prefer getting it for free via Fox "News."
kim swails February 25, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Its the middle class that makes this country run. Its about time for the government to bail the middle class like they did the banks and auto industry.Lower our tax rates to 15% and you'll see real prosperity in America.
Seymour Concerned February 25, 2012 at 02:28 PM
yes, lower middle class tax rates and raise millionaires taxes. Let's not forget: The middle class is relatively new. Prior to the 20th Century, you were either upper class (rich) or lower class (poor). Union jobs and higher wages for lower class people helped create the middle class. People didn't always live in suburbs.


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