RedState Gathering drawing 10 GOP presidential hopefuls to Atlanta
Just hours after Thursday night’s first national GOP debate in Cleveland, Georgia plays host to a line-up of 10 Republican presidential candidates for the weekend.
The RedState Gathering at the InterContinental Buckhead will feature several high-profile politicians and players, from Donald Trump to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to organizer and conservative site RedState.com editor Erick Erickson.
But arguably the payoff will be hour-long speeches from the would-be White House residents, kicking off with an address by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday morning.
Also speaking: Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker. Trump will speak at the event’s after-party Saturday night.
PolitiFact Georgia will live-Tweet the presidential wannabes and share our fact-checks of the candidates’ previous claims.
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Presidential candidates at the RedState Gathering 2015
Jeb Bush served as Florida governor from 1999 to 2007. He’s the brother of former President George W. Bush and the son of former President George H.W. Bush. Click here to see all the fact-checks we’ve done on Bush.
Chris Christie is in his second term as governor of New Jersey. He previously served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. Click here to see all of our fact-checks of Christie.
Ted Cruz is the former solicitor general of Texas who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Click here to see all of our fact-checks of Cruz.
Carly Fiorina is the former chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company who lost her 2010 bid unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer of California. Click here to see all of our fact-checks on Fiorina.
Mike Huckabee is a former governor of Arkansas who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 before hosting a show on Fox News. Click here to see all our fact-checks on Huckabee.
Bobby Jindal served four years as a Congressman from Louisiana before being elected the state’s governor in 2007. Click here for our fact-checks on Jindal.
Rick Perry was longest-serving governor of Texas, with 14 years leading the state. He unsuccessfully ran for president in 2012. Click here to see all of our fact-checks on Perry.
Marco Rubio served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, including a stint as Speaker, before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. Click here to see all of our fact-checks on Rubio.
Donald Trump is a real estate scion and host of the NBC reality show, "The Apprentice." Click here to see all our fact-checks on Trump.
Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin in November 2010, survived a recall election in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014. Click here to see all our fact-checks on Walker.