September 16, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

“Throughout his time in office Senator Coburn has been a consistent champion of conservative principles.” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas.  “Senator Coburn’s great contribution has been relentlessly fighting against government waste and protecting the taxpayers money through oversight. I am very pleased to welcome Senator Coburn back to the CPAC stage and look forward to his remarks in St. Louis.”

Tom Coburn, M.D., was first elected to the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2004. Since his election Senator Coburn’s priorities include reducing wasteful spending, protecting liberty, balancing the budget, improving health care access and affordability, and protecting the sanctity of all human life. He is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and serves as Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

CPAC St. Louis will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the St. Charles Convention Center. It will provide a day of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities—all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values. At regional CPACs, ACU highlights conservative leaders from the area and energizes and trains grassroots activists. For additional information, visit our website at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPACSTL. Media registration (including bloggers) is now open. For those who plan to cover the event, please request credentials at

Confirmed speakers include: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Board Supervisor Deanna Alexander, Wisconsin Representative Tyler August, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Missouri Representative Eric Burlison, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas, Texas Representative Stefani Carter, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Missouri Representative Paul Curtman, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Missouri Representative Casey Guernsey, Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory,  Oklahoma Representative Elise Hall, former NRA President and ACU Chairman David Keene, U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Michigan Representative Tom Leonard, radio host Dana Loesch, U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff, Americans for Tax Reform Founder and President Grover Norquist, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-MO), and U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO).

Invited speakers include: Host of Univision’s “Zona Politica,” Helen Aguirre-Ferre, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX).  For a complete list, visit:

ACU has proudly hosted CPAC – the nation’s largest gathering of conservatives – every year since 1973 in Washington, D.C. And now with an additional regional edition each year, CPAC educates and energizes thousands of attendees, featuring all of the leading conservative organizations and speakers who drive conservative thought in the nation.

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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