#NationalSecurityFirst launches in South Carolina

February 13, 2016  |  News, South Carolina

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

Rogers, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, believes that national security must be top-of-mind for South Carolina 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 South Carolina citizens to remember this when going to vote next Saturday,” he said.

Beginning today, just over one week from primary day, APPS will target likely South Carolina Republican primary voters on Facebook, Twitter and with emails, displaying messages on the importance of thinking #NationalSecurityFirst as they vote for the Republican nominee to be our next commander-in-chief.

APPS has hosted 26 national security forums, nine in South Carolina, 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 South Carolina primary voters. From Iran to ISIS, Russia to China, likely primary voters in South Carolina are greater attuned to the complex challenges facing America overseas. According to our poll, 75% 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 47%.

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