APPS National Security Forum with Chris Christie

July 20, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, New Hampshire, News, South Carolina

Cleveland, OH –  Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), which has hosted dozens of national security forums in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan with 2016 presidential candidates, hosted a forum at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Governor Chris Chrsitie. This in-depth discussion, moderated by CNN Anchor Jake Tapper, took place on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m., at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP in downtown Cleveland.

Video from the event can be viewed by clicking the image below.

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APPS to host national security forum at Republican National Convention

July 20, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, New Hampshire, News, South Carolina

Cleveland, OH – Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), which has hosted dozens of national security forums in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan with 2016 presidential candidates, will host a forum at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Governor Chris Chrsitie. This in-depth discussion, moderated by CNN Anchor Jake Tapper, will take place on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m., at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP in downtown Cleveland.

“APPS continues to play a vital role in educating American voters on the dangers we face overseas, and the unique role America has in the world,” said Chairman Rogers. “I look forward to hearing from Governor Christie, and his perspective on the pressing national security challenges facing the United States.”

This event will be streamed via Facebook Live here: http://bit.ly/29ykIG2

This event is open to the media and invited ticket holders only.

What: APPS National Security Forum with Governor Chris Christie. Hosted by The Honorable Mike Rogers and Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security.
When: Wednesday, July 20. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for a coffee reception. Program begins at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP (200 Public Square, Suite 1400, Cleveland, Ohio) Enter 200 Public Square from the Superior Avenue entrance.
Moderator: Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor

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APPS Honorary Chairman
The Honorable Mike Rogers, Past Chairman, House Intelligence Committee

APPS National Advisory Board

  • Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions
  • John Coburn, Chairman and CEO, VT Systems, Inc.
  • Gov. John Engler, Former Governor, State of Michigan
  • Steve Hadley, Principal, RiceHadleyGates, LLC
  • Walt Havenstein, Former CEO, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President, American Enterprise Institute
  • The Honorable Heather Wilson, President, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

APPS difference in Iowa

February 3, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Des Moines, Iowa – Mike Rogers, Honorary Chairman of Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), today highlighted APPS’ efforts to drive the national security debate in Iowa.

Among the top finishers in the Iowa Republican caucus are those candidates voters believe have strength on national security and foreign policy issues. In December, APPS polling showed that just over a third of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers say they trust Ted Cruz the most “to handle national security issues” (34%). Cruz was followed by Donald Trump (19%), and Marco Rubio (12%).

Iowa Republican caucus exit polls showed that national security and terrorism were the top or near the top of issues most important to caucus goers.

“When we launched APPS in Iowa, on a snowy February day last year, we said we wanted to move the needle on national security during the presidential race,” said Mike Rogers, Honorary Chairman of APPS. “I’m thrilled to say we did just that in Iowa and now we hand the mantle over to our APPS New Hampshire team,” said Rogers.

Each of the eight forums in Iowa received saturated in-state media coverage, were carried statewide on Mediacom Communications and many received national media coverage as well. In addition to the forums, columns and OpEds, APPS launched a highly targeted #NationalSecurityFirst digital advertising and email campaign focused on likely Iowa caucus goers. Its goal was to encourage likely voters to keep national security issues at the top-of-mind as they voted Monday night. The campaign finished with thousands of targeted digital impressions.

“I am so proud of the 26 community leaders who volunteered to serve as APPS Iowa Advisory Board members,” said Mike Rogers. “Their service was instrumental in getting candidates to attend eight forums in Iowa.  There’s no question that our efforts paid off.”

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Mike Rogers Launches #NationalSecurityFirst Iowa Campaign

January 27, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
amanda@mikerogers.com

Des Moines, Iowa – Mike Rogers, Honorary Chairman of Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), today announced a #NationalSecurityFirst digital advertising campaign targeting Iowa caucus goers.

Rogers, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, believes that national security must be top-of-the-mind for Iowa caucus goers. “It doesn’t take much more than turning on your television for Iowans  to realize that we are in trouble overseas. We need a commander-in- chief ready to deal with those threats on day one. We are urging Iowans to keep those issues top-of-mind as they caucus,” he said.

Beginning today, less than one week from caucus night, APPS will target likely Iowa Republican caucus goers on their Facebook pages, in their Twitter feeds and their email inboxes with messaging on the importance of thinking #NationalSecurityFirst as they caucus.

By hosting 26 national security forums with its early state advisory boards, including eight in Iowa, APPS has driven more than $600 million locally and nationally in earned media coverage on the importance of national security. APPS has hosted 14 of the Republican presidential candidates in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan. Video from the 26 past forums can be seen here: http://peaceprosperitysecurity.org/archived-forums/

APPS’ own polling has shown that these forums, local OpEds, letters to the editor, emails, and social media posts have moved the needle for likely Iowa caucus goers. From Iran to ISIS, Russia to China, likely caucus goers in Iowa are greater attuned to the complex challenges facing America overseas. According to our poll, 75% of likely Republican caucus attendees say a candidate’s positions on national security are very important to determining their vote and national security polled as the top issue by far at 44%.

Today’s launch of the #NationalSecurityFirst campaign is the culmination of those educational efforts to help Iowa caucus goers select a nominee they believe is ready to serve as commander-in-chief.

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The Wall Street Journal

Terrorist Attacks Reshuffle GOP’s Presidential Race

January 11, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, New Hampshire, News, South Carolina

The terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have reshuffled the Republicans’ presidential primary, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for the front-runner, Donald Trump.

Roughly half of Republican primary voters in Iowa view the celebrity businessman as the most capable candidate to handle the threat posed by Islamic State, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. His next closest rival: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at 15%.

The survey was taken before Mr. Trump took his most controversial position to date by calling for a ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S. Whatever the fallout from this latest episode, Mr. Trump’s hardline stance against Islamic State terrorists has clearly tapped a nerve with voters willing to ignore his lack of foreign-policy experience.

Mr. Trump outpaces his rivals in New Hampshire and South Carolina on the question of which candidate Republican primary voters trust most to deal with the issue of national security, according to surveys taken earlier this month by Harper Polling for Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), a group formed to promote foreign policy in the 2016 race.

Iowa is the only state where Mr. Trump trails one of his rivals on the national-security question, according to the Harper Polling surveys. Mr. Cruz nabbed the top spot in that poll, with 34% of Iowa Republicans giving the Texas senator the highest marks on national security. Mr. Trump was second, at 19%. Mr. Cruz recently pulled almost even with Mr. Trump in the Hawkeye State.

The bigger takeaway is that foreign policy has become the dominant issue for Republicans in all three states, outpacing debt and spending issues, health care and jobs and the economy, according to Harper Polling. “The race is all national security now,” said Brock McCleary, president of Harper Polling. “With the field very much in flux, the issue could reshuffle the deck in short order.”

“Likely caucus-goers in Iowa and likely primary voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina now believe national security is the most important issue this election,” said former Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.), the honorary chairman of APPS and the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “And they are insisting on a candidate with solutions to those issues.”

Click here for the full article and coverage of APPS National Security Poll.

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The Messenger

Christie: Restart phone surveillance

December 11, 2015  |  Iowa, News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for restarting a controversial phone surveillance program and said as of now Syrian refugees can’t safely be allowed into the U.S. during a forum on national security in Fort Dodge Friday.

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ABC News

Chris Christie: San Bernardino Proves He Was Right to Warn Against Women and Children Refugees

December 11, 2015  |  Iowa, News

While both President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have called for stricter gun control measures in the wake of the recent shooting attacks in California and Colorado, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said such proposals are nothing more than “cotton candy” that might taste good but won’t actually make the country safer.

“What Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama propose is cotton candy. … It has no relationship to anything that will help to make the body of the country safer or better,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “Just like eating cotton candy, nothing good for the body, just makes you feel good for a couple of minutes.”

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NJ.com

Women can be terrorists, too, and I was right, Christie says

December 11, 2015  |  Iowa

FORT DODGE, Iowa —Gov. Chris Christie on Friday suggested his hard line against accepting Syrian refugees  — a stance mocked by President Obama as being “scared of widows and orphans” — was vindicated in part because one of the San Bernadino shooters was female.

“Women are very capable of being involved in terrorist activity,” the Republican presidential candidate said at an Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security forum while campaigning in Iowa.

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The Des Moines Register

Poll: Cruz trusted in Iowa on national security

December 10, 2015  |  Iowa, News

National security has emerged as a defining issue for GOP presidential voters.

Asked who’s trusted most to handle it, an early December poll of likely Republican caucus and primary voters by the special interest group Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security found these results:

Iowa: Ted Cruz, 34 percent; Donald Trump, 19 percent; Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, 12 percent each.

New Hampshire: Trump, 25 percent; Bush, 14 percent; Chris Christie, 12 percent.

South Carolina: Trump, 24 percent; Cruz, 17 percent; Bush 15 percent.

The poll was automated, with a computer voice asking respondents to push buttons to record their opinions, a method that’s considered less reliable than a survey like The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll, which uses live interviewers. It had a margin of error of about plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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