New York Times best-selling author, legal correspondent, syndicated columnist and frequent talk-show guest Ann Coulter is this year's special guest speaker at Walton County Republican's annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

This annual fundraiser was started by Walton County native Brenda Rees when she moved back home after living in Texas and Alaska. The first one was held on June 17, 1999, at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club and Gov. Jeb Bush was the guest speaker. Since that time there have been a handful of female speakers, but none of such high profile as Coulter.

Walton Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Tim Norris said the decision to try to bring Coulter to South Walton was a committee decision.

"A few of the women in our group were tossing around ideas of who we would we like to see and who people would pay to see," he said. "A couple of women said they wanted this to be the year of the woman and let's get a female speaker. Fortunately we were able to book her. It should be a fun dinner. Coulter is full of fire and brimstone. I enjoy her sparring. Like Trump, she doesn't hold back and tells it like it is."

One of those women on the Committee was Bonnie McQuiston, but, McQuiston said it was actually her husband, Rick, who suggested Coulter.

"As we tossed around some names, my husband said he would like to hear Ann. We never thought in a million years that we could get her," she said.

"Several speakers were presented and we thought she was interesting," added Rick. "She's a brilliant, conservative woman."

A self-described polemicist, Coulter is known for acerbic wit and piercing political commentary that is no holds barred.

She is the author of 12 books, many of which have made The New York Times Best Seller List and sold more than 3 million copies.

Detailing the case for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, "High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton" (August 1998) was Coulter’s first book, a New York Times bestseller.

Following were "Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right" arguing that President George W. Bush was given unfair media coverage; "Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism," a re-examination of the of the Cold War; "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter"; "Godless: The Church of Liberalism"; "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans"; "Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America"; "Demonic: How the Liberal is Endangering America"; "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama"; "Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican"; "Adios, America; The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole"; and "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!"

Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events, a conservative weekly publication. She also writes a syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is a frequent guest on TV shows. She was the focus of the April 25, 2005, cover story of Time magazine.

A Connecticut native, Coulter graduated cum laude from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her juris doctorate degree from University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review.

Tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner can be purchased by check or online. General admission tickets are $125. Active duty military or veterans may purchase tickets for $120. Make checks payable to and mail to Walton County Republican Executive Committee, P.O. Box 2283, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 postmarked no later than Oct. 6. To purchase tickets online, visit www.anncoulterlincolnday.eventbrite.com or visit the WCREC website or Facebook page for information about becoming a member and other upcoming events.

The Lincoln Day Dinner is typically held each year in February and is the major fundraiser for the party. Money from proceeds from the dinner is used to fund Republican activities and support candidates.

The event will be held Oct. 12 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. A VIP reception will be at 6 p.m. and will be followed by dinner and Coulter's keynote address at 7 p.m.

A book signing follows the event.

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