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Merry Christmas from LI
The Leadership Institute wishes students, faculty, donors, and friends a merry Christmas.
 
In the holiday season, we are all thankful -- for our families, for our friends, and for the blessings in our lives.  Everyone at the Leadership Institute is  thankful for you, and your support of the Institute and training the next generation of conservative leaders.  LI is thankful for all you do to fight for conservative principles.
 
Whether at worship at church or gathering for a meal with family and friends, the Institute hopes you have a blessed and joyous day.
 
From all of your friends at the Leadership Institute, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your loyal support.
Personal Politics – From the Man Who Got Paul, Cruz, and Rubio Into Office
Personal Politics – From the Man Who Got Paul, Cruz, and Rubio Into Office

For Brendan Steinhauser, politics is personal.

“Politics for me is about real world issues that affect us every day,” said Brendan, campaign manager for Senator John Cornyn of Texas. 

Since playing an integral part in the organization of the tea party in 2010, Brendan has helped elect many prominent conservative politicians, including Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and many others.

Brendan isn’t alone in his effort to make conservative politics personal.  He helps recruit and train new grassroots activists for a growing movement.  And it’s paying off.

With a Republican majority in Congress, many incumbent and newly-elected conservative politicians have local grassroots efforts to thank.  More importantly, they have the people behind those efforts to...

West Virginia Congressman-Elect Shares His Winning Strategy
West Virginia Congressman-Elect Shares His Winning Strategy

He didn’t leave anything to chance.  He knew what was needed to win.

West Virginia Congressman-elect Alex Mooney knows politics well enough to know a good heart isn’t all it takes to win an election. 

The first Hispanic elected to Congress in West Virginia history, Alex is a Leadership Institute (LI) grad who will join a U.S. House of Representatives with a Republican majority.  Owning a majority brings expectations, and Alex is excited to do his part in meeting those.

“With the strong majority I will be joining in the U.S. House of Representatives, voters are going to expect us to fight for them and deliver results,” he said.

One of Alex’s primary focuses is scaling back...

George Washington and the Leadership Institute
George Washington and the Leadership Institute

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Our nation’s first president issued a proclamation of Thanksgiving on October 3, 1789 “to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many favors of Almighty God ... especially an opportunity to establish a form of government for our safety and happiness.”

In his proclamation, George Washington also asked Americans to pray for our government to be “a blessing to all the people by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws.”

A fellow Leadership Institute's donor graciously loaned a full-size portrait of George Washington.  It stands in the Leadership Institute’s headquarters to remind my staff and me about the America our founding fathers built – a country built on prayer, tradition, and hard work.

With your help, the Leadership Institute fights to uphold...