A bus tour of national groups opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage kicked off Tuesday morning in Des Moines before a large a media contingent but few of the “values voters” whom organizers are hoping to reach.
The “Values Voter Bus Tour” will roll through 22 Iowa cities over four days during one of the busiest weeks so far in the presidential caucus season. Along the way, it will link up with several presidential candidates as they reach out to voters ahead of Saturday’s Ames Straw Poll, an early test of their popularity and organization.
The objective, organizers said, is to show that socially conservative issues have resonance in the presidential race, and must be considered alongside more immediate economic concerns.
“Pro-lifers have not gone away,” said Marilyn Musgrave, a project director for the Susan B. Anthony List and former U.S. representative from Colorado. “We have the economy on our minds, but we also have our core values that are so precious to us on our minds.”
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