February 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced a number of young conservatives — including nine rising elected leaders from across the United States as well as Saratoga Springs, UT, Mayor Mia Love, and U.S. Representative Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy — who 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.
“We are thrilled to welcome these young elected leaders to the CPAC stage, as they represent the bright future of the conservative movement,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “In honor of our 40th anniversary, we are highlighting a series of young leaders who were born around the time or after the first CPAC was held. CPAC has always welcomed and educated young conservatives, but this year in particular we are focused on ensuring young conservatives have the tools they need to succeed.”
Featured speakers who will introduce what they are doing in their states to promote the conservative movement and agenda include:
New Hampshire Representative Marilinda Garcia
Connecticut Senator Art Linares
Michigan Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Lisa Posthumus Lyons
New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
Nebraska Senator Beau McCoy
West Virginia Delegate John B. McCuskey
Franklin County, OH, Auditor Clarence Mingo
Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker T.W. Shannon
Florida House of Representatives Speaker Will Weatherford
Featured stand-alone Speaker:
Saratoga Springs, UT, Mayor Mia Love
Featured speakers who will host a “Real World” conversation about current events:
U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) and his wife and fellow conservative activist Rachel Campos-Duffy
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.
Please note that the schedule has been announced, is updated daily and available on our new CPAC 2013 website under “Program.”
Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner, ACU Board Member Carly Fiorina, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, U.S.Senator Ron Johnson, NRA President and ACU Board Member David Keene, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, 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, former 2012 GOP presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, 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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