South Carolina first stop on Heritage Foundation ‘Values Bus’ tour

As South Carolina heats up ahead of Saturday’s primary, The Heritage Foundation will roll into town--in a tour bus.

Heritage and the Family Research Council have teamed up for a nationwide “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote 2012” bus tour to get their messages out about conservative solutions and help local residents register to vote.

Their first stop is today at the College of Charleston, where South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to welcome the “Values Bus” and Heritage President Ed Feulner and FRC President Tony Perkins will speak.

“We’ll be saving the American Dream one bus stop at a time,” Feulner said in a statement. “Right now, our nation is on the wrong path. If nothing is done, our children and grandchildren will experience not liberty and prosperity, but more crushing debt, higher taxes and job-killing regulations.”

Perkins added, “This tour will speak to the views held by millions of American voters who want to see the next president address the values issues which include restoring fiscal sanity, protecting marriage, safeguarding religious liberty and protecting the rights of the unborn.”

The 45-foot long “Values Bus” (previously a CBS Sports bus) will follow the Republican primaries path with stops Jan. 20 in West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Other cofirmed dates include Jan. 23 and Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C.; Jan. 26 in St. Louis, Mo.; and Feb. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. The two organizations are also anticipating stops in Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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