ACU Announces Dr. Ben Carson to Address CPAC 2013

February 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced that Dr. Ben Carson will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013 — the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013.

“Dr. Ben Carson represents the optimism and hope of the future of the conservative movement, while at the same time he articulates the deep fiscal and social challenges that our Nation faces,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Carson to the CPAC stage in March.”

Dr. Benjamin Carson is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over 100 neurosurgical publications, along with three best-selling books, and has been awarded 38 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and delivered the keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month.

CPAC will be held March 14-16, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, offering three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values. For additional information, visit our website at conservative.org/cpac/, on Facebook at facebook.com/CPACNews, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) is now open. For those who plan to cover the event, please request credentials at http://cpac2013media.eventbrite.com.

Please note that the schedule has been announced, is updated daily and available on our new CPAC 2013 website under “Program.”

The CPAC 2013 App, produced by The Washington Examiner, can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. To view the HTML5 version, please click here.

Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, former U.S. Representative Ann Marie Beurkle, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, U.S. Representative Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy, Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner, ACU Board Member Carly Fiorina, U.S. Representative Cory Gardner, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, NRA President and ACU Board Member David Keene, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, Mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT Mia Love, former U.S. Representative Connie Mack, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Radio Host and Breitbart TV Editor in Chief Larry O’Connor, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Representative Steve Pearce, Texas Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo, U.S. Representative Tom Price, U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Representative and Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise, Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly, U.S. Senator Tim Scott, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, former U.S. Representative Allen West, U.S. Representative Ann Wagner, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.

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