ACU Announces Governor Bob McDonnell to Address CPAC Chicago

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas announced today that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will address CPAC Chicago – the first of two regional Conservative Political Action Conferences slated for 2012.

Scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012, CPAC Chicago takes the fight for the future of America directly to President Barack Obama’s backyard. The event will energize and mobilize Midwestern conservatives, giving them the tools needed to defeat the liberal agenda in 2012, while also featuring national conservative leaders such as U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former and U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, among many others, and highlighting rising conservative stars in the region.

“Governor McDonnell has shown the stark contrast between small government, conservative solutions and expansive, liberal policies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While other states around our nation’s capital raise taxes, Governor McDonnell has helped Virginia reign in its out of control spending and developed a host of new projects to improve Virginian’s standard of living while giving them a leaner, more effective government,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We are proud to welcome Governor McDonnell to Chicago this summer as conservatives take the fight for the future of our country directly to President Barack Obama’s backyard.”

The ACU has hosted CPAC since 1974, and it now stands as the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the nation. When CPAC heads back on the road this summer for its second-ever regional event, ACU is teaming up with United to Restore Freedom (URF), home of Right Nation, and the Heartland Institute to bring national and regional leaders together with local grassroots activists for 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.

CPAC Chicago will be held just minutes from O'Hare International Airport at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, on June 8, 2012. To register for CPAC Chicago, receive more information on this exciting event, or learn more about the American Conservative Union, visit conservative.org.

Founded in 1964, the ACU represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.

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