But democratic socialists are also enjoying a growing movement, buoyed by last year’s midterm elections and a leftward tilt among some top White House hopefuls who embrace liberal issues that would have seemed unthinkable not long ago.
Pence will chat with Erickson shortly before noon at his Resurgent Gathering about President Donald Trump's re-election plan.
Expect Pence and other speakers to lace their remarks at the Grand Hyatt event with attacks on socialism; Perdue's campaign wrote an op-ed for attendees this week warning of an "ideological war for the future of our Republic."
Erickson has for years organized events for grassroots conservatives, but perhaps his most notable came in 2015. That was when the RedState Gathering attracted several presidential candidates – and dozens of headlines after Erickson banned Trump from attending.
That's in the rear-view mirror: Erickson, a blogger and WSB radio host, has long since abandoned the "Dump Trump" mantra and he recently endorsed the president's 2020 bid.
Later Friday, Pence is also expected to headline a fireside chat with his former top aide, Georgia operative Nick Ayers, at the annual Teneo retreat.
Teneo’s mission is to recruit and promote young conservatives, and Ayers’ conversation with Pence will focus on how the vice president became a conservative, the ideas that shaped his worldview and foreign policy issues.
On the other end of Peachtree, DSA delegates will meet through Sunday at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel to try to map out a future for the organization and capitalize on newfound interest.
Membership soared after Trump's victory, and organizers say they now count 56,000 members nationally. But there are internal divisions over the group's future, including whether the organization should build a bigger political apparatus.