Skoda: Donald Trump Rockets Into Nashville

The Trump Organization helicopter lands on the course during a practice round prior to the start of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 5, 2014 in Doral, Florida.
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Donald Trump is rocketing in the polls. So what better venue than Rocketown in downtown Nashville, Tennessee where he will speak at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies conference on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

The National Federation of Republican Assemblies is a grassroots movement of Republicans that seeks to restore the conservative principles of the Goldwater/Reagan Republicans back to smaller government, lower taxation, a strong defense, free market capitalism and a reverence for that most fundamental of all “unalienable” rights, life.

President of the TRA and conference organizer, Sharon Ford, stated that “the NFRA seeks to bring the Republican Party back to its core values through grass roots activism. Our national conference allows people from across the country to meet, share views and listen to a great group of speakers about issues important to them. We are so glad to have Donald Trump confirm his attendance and expect that he will electrify the crowd with his plain speaking style and vision to make America great again!”

NFRA does what few other Republican organizations ever do, that is to endorse candidates in contested primaries. Each election year the NFRA state chapters convene in highly competitive grassroots endorsing conventions. Candidates must secure two-thirds of the members support to win. In presidential election cycles the NFRA holds a Presidential Preference Endorsing Convention in order for the chosen state delegates to determine the Presidential candidate the NFRA will endorse.

The national convention is being held to establish and endorse the candidate that the NFRA seeks to support during this primary cycle. Unlike other grass roots organizations, this conference is the first of its kind to actually endorse during a primary. It is clear that Donald Trump’s participation demonstrates that he understands the grass roots movement. It is one of the reasons that Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the polls is so rapid. He gets the people and they feel that they get him!

NFRA delegates from more than twenty states will be in Nashville for this Convention and will be voting on the candidate they believe will best represent the NFRA Guiding Principles. After the Endorsing Convention in Nashville a press statement will be released with the NFRA endorsement of the conservative Republican presidential candidate for 2016.

In addition to Donald Trump, Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum has also confirmed to speak.  Other conference speakers include Congressman Louie Gohmert, Lt. Col. Allen West, Pastor Rafael Cruz and Dr. Ming Wang.

Further information can be found at the conference website:

Mark A. Skoda is a founding member of the Reagan Lincoln movement within A Shining City On A Hill. The organization is made up of self-described conservatives, Tea Party activists, Independents, Libertarians, disillusioned Democrats, and even traditional Establishment Republicans who are truly oriented in the tradition of Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln. In addition, he is active in politics on the local and national level advocating for fiscal responsibility and improved government. He has spoken at numerous trade and political events, and provided commentary while appearing on television and radio. Mark has been featured in print nationally and has appeared on CNN, FOX Business, Glenn Beck, CBS, MSNBC, ABC, Associated Press, LA Times; internationally on BBC Radio and TV, NHK Japan, Dutch National TV, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, France and Australia.


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