Quantcast

ACU Statement on Sen. Marco Rubio at CPAC 2016


February 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2016

ACU Statement on Sen. Marco Rubio at CPAC 2016

WASHINGTON DC — Although, Marco Rubio has built a conservative record and has a high ACU rating, he and his campaign have made a rookie mistake. Today the Rubio campaign informed ACU’s chairman that their candidate is unwilling to make time to meet with activists and answer their questions at CPAC 2016. Sen. Rubio cannot have it both ways: he cannot hope to be the inspirational leader of conservatives and at the same time hide at the very moments when activists who comprise the heart and soul of the movement assemble and organize. For 43 years CPAC has been that critical moment, and this year’s conference will be the biggest yet.

Ronald Reagan came to CPAC 13 times; he launched his national political career from CPAC and our theme this year comes from President Reagan’s first public address after his 1980 election. That theme is “Our Time is Now.” Reagan’s words ring even truer today than when Reagan first said them. If we do not carry the country in 2016, America will be a different nation. But if conservatives are not central to the effort, we will fail before we even begin.

We also appreciate those candidates and former candidates who have made CPAC 2016 a priority: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina (our former Foundation Chair.) They honor Reagan’s legacy and they honor the thousands of conservative activists who will spend significant resources to travel to CPAC to learn, be inspired, and eventually vote in our straw poll for the person they want to carry the Reagan torch.

###

Join ACU

The ACU Blog

ACU Foundation Announces Ratings for the 2016 meeting of the Alabama Legislature

WASHINGTON DC – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) released its 2016 ratings of the Alabama Legislature.  In our third year of rating the state,

Tom Fitton Named ACU “Conservative in the Spotlight”

The American Conservative Union (ACU) is pleased to name Tom Fitton, the President of Judicial Watch, our next “Conservative in the Spotlight,” a distinction awarded

ACU Foundation Announces Ratings for the 2016 meeting of the Oklahoma State Legislature

WASHINGTON DC – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) released its 2016 ratings of the Oklahoma State Legislature.  In our third year of rating the

ACU Foundation Announces Ratings for the 2016 meeting of the Mississippi Legislature

WASHINGTON DC – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) released its 2016 ratings of the Mississippi Legislature.  In our third year of rating the state,

CPAC 365

1331 H St NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Ph: (202) 347-9388 | Fx: (202) 347-9389

Contact Us
Privacy Policy
Careers

ACU. All Rights Reserved.

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the original conservative organization in the nation. For more than 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. As America's premier conservative voice, ACU is the leading entity in providing conservative positions on issues to Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media, political candidates, and the public. Read More