January 30, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin 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 delighted to welcome Senator Johnson back to the CPAC stage in March,” said Al Cardenas, ACU Chairman. “Senator Johnson is an independent conservative voice who has brought common-sense business experience to the Senate and will be a crucial voice on our discussion at CPAC about the Benghazi scandal.”
Prior to his election in 2010 as Wisconsin’s 18th Senator, Ron Johnson spent years in the private sector co-founding PACUR, a plastics manufacturer, in 1979 with his brother-in-law. This entrepreneurial spirit brought Johnson to Washington where he is taking a stand against the ever expanding size, scope and cost of our government.
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/cpac2013, on Facebook at facebook.com/CPACNews, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) will open on February 1, 2013. The CPAC 2013 schedule and list of confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, former Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, former U.S. Representative Allen West 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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