WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, praised the Vice Presidential pick of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, calling Indiana Governor Mike Pence a "Ronald Reagan conservative and a consistent champion for the values and economic concerns of those who live and work on Main Street USA, without whom America cannot succeed."
Bauer continued: "I have known Governor Pence for many years, even before he entered Congress. His whole life has been guided by the same principles that motivated Ronald Reagan. He sees in Donald Trump the populist tidal wave that has dominated the country as Americans have joined together to voice their concerns about a bloated, broken government that has lost its way.
"Mike Pence knows the struggles of working class Americans in the Rust Belt. While some have benefitted from big trade deals, America's industrial base has been gutted and too many workers have been left behind. The Trump/Pence ticket will create jobs, put Americans back to work and make America great again!
"Mike and Karen Pence have a strong, deep and abiding commitment to faith and family. I am especially glad that Mike Pence will be in the Oval Office offering wise counsel when it comes to the next justices for the Supreme Court who will shape this country for generations to come."
Bauer made the importance of the Supreme Court the centerpiece of his run for the presidency in 2000, challenging the other candidates – including George W. Bush – to nominate Justices like Antonin Scalia. Bauer also headed the Citizens Committee to Confirm Clarence Thomas during that contentious nomination battle.
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A well-known national conservative leader, Bauer served in the Reagan Administration, as under secretary of education and as President Reagan's chief domestic policy advisor. A former presidential candidate, he ran in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries, performing well among Values Voters. The Guardian called Bauer "one of the leading campaigners in the U.S. on pro-life and pro-traditional family issues." He is president of American Values, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, a co-founder along with Bill Kristol of the Emergency Committee for Israel as well as heading the Christians United for Israel Action Fund. A published author, regular columnist and sought after speaker, Bauer communicates the heart of conservative principles and public policy solutions on issues pertaining to building strong families, to protecting the most vulnerable -- born and unborn, and to defending America through a strong national defense and strategic national policy that affirms America's friends and allies at home and abroad. Learn more at www.cwfpac.com.
SOURCE Campaign for Working Families