February 24, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Texas Governor Rick Perry will address 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.
“Governor Rick Perry has been successful in leading Texas with strong fiscally conservative policies,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We look forward to welcoming Governor Perry back to the CPAC stage in March.”
Before Rick Perry became the 47th Governor of the State of Texas, he has led a life of public service, serving four and a half years in the United States Air Force, and nearly two decades in elected office as a state representative, commissioner of agriculture, lieutenant governor and now governor. Perry was first elected to statewide office in 1990, serving as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture for two terms. From 1985 to 1991, he represented a rural West Texas district in the Texas House of Representatives. In the summer of 2011, Perry entered the race for the GOP Presidential nomination.
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, on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013, and download newly released the CPAC 2013 app on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. To view the HTML5 version, please click here. Media registration (including bloggers) is now open. For those who plan to cover the event, please request credentials at http://cpac2013media.
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, 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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