ACU Announces Second Round of Speakers Invited to CPAC 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced the second round of speakers invited to appear at CPAC 2013 – the annual national Conservative Political Action Conference. Among those invited to appear are:

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
  • Former U.S. Representative Artur Davis
  • U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
  • Former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
  • U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
  • U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49)
  • Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
  • U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
  • Saratoga Springs, UT, Mayor Mia Love
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (LA-1)
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
  • Former U.S. Representative Allen West

“As we extend our second round of invitations to these conservative leaders, it is easy to see why CPAC 2013 is shaping up to be one the best conferences yet,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We encourage conservatives across America to register today and join these leaders and thousands of others at CPAC 2013.”

The 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, to be held March 14-16, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, will provide 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.  The ACU has hosted CPAC in the Nation’s Capital since 1973, and it now stands as the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the country.  For additional information, visit our website at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) will be available starting February 1, 2013. The schedule and list of confirmed speakers will be available in the coming weeks.

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.