#NationalSecurityFirst launches in New Hampshire

February 5, 2016  |  New Hampshire, News


Manchester, NH – Mike Rogers, Honorary Chairman of Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), today announced that the successful #NationalSecurityFirst digital awareness campaign will launch in New Hampshire, targeting likely primary voters.

Rogers, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, believes that national security must be at the top-of-mind for New Hampshire primary voters. “It doesn’t take much more than turning on your television for someone to realize that we are in trouble overseas. We need a commander-in-chief ready to deal with the immense threats facing our nation on day one. We are urging Granite Staters to remember this when going to vote on Tuesday,” he said.

Beginning today, less than one week from primary day, APPS will target likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters on Facebook, Twitter and with emails, displaying messages on the importance of thinking #NationalSecurityFirst as they go to vote for the Republican nominee to be commander-in-chief.

APPS has hosted 26 national security forums, eight in New Hampshire, with 14 Republican presidential candidates across Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan. These forums drove more than $600 million in local and national earned media coverage. Video from the 26 past forums can be seen here: http://peaceprosperitysecurity.org/archived-forums/

APPS’ own polling has shown that these forums, OpEds, letters to the editor, emails, and social media posts have moved the needle for likely New Hampshire primary voters. From Iran to ISIS, Russia to China, likely primary voters in New Hampshire are greater attuned to the complex challenges facing America overseas. According to our poll, 65% of likely Republican voters say a candidate’s positions on national security are very important to determining their vote, and national security polled as the top issue at 38%.

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