Bar Rescue Host Jon Taffer to Address AFP Summit


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COLUMBUS  — Americans for Prosperity announced today that Jon Taffer, author, restaurateur and host of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, will address attendees of the group’s roving signature annual event, the Defending the American Dream Summit ®. This year, thousands of grassroots advocates will gather for the conference in Columbus, Ohio on August 21 and 22.

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AFP Chief Executive Officer Luke Hilgemann had the following to say:

“The Defending the American Dream Summit is the chance for all of us to come together and learn how to be more effective advocates for freedom and champions of the American dream. We are excited to welcome Jon Taffer, whose track record as an entrepreneur proves that economic freedom still drives prosperity in America. We look forward to hearing his insights into how we can work to preserve and advance it.”

Jon Taffer joins a lineup that includes Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio),Ted Cruz (Texas), Marco Rubio (Fla.), former Govs. Rick Perry (Texas) and Jeb Bush (Fla.), and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. 

The Defending the American Dream Summit will be held on August 21 and 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Levi Russell at (703)224-3200 or

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit