(CNN) - It’s considered a key speaking engagement for any Republican considering a bid for president, but one potential 2016 candidate didn’t get an invitation to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.
Someone close to CPAC said Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t asked to attend by organizers of the event, which will take place in mid-March at a resort outside Washington. Officially, CPAC says they’re finalizing this year’s schedule.
(CNN) – Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the list of potential 2016 presidential hopefuls set to speak at a major gathering for conservatives next month.
Perry, who ran an unsuccessful 2012 bid for the White House, will deliver remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union.
(CNN) - Make it seven potential GOP White House contenders who will speak at this spring's key gathering of conservatives.
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will address the Conservative Political Action Conference next month, the event's sponsor announced Friday.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney is returning to the political spotlight.
Two Republican sources confirm to CNN that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will speak next month at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The event, known as CPAC, is one of the oldest and largest annual gatherings of conservative leaders and activists from across the country.
Washington (CNN) – One year after giving the keynote address at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Sarah Palin will be back to speak again.
The American Conservative Union, which runs CPAC, one of the oldest and largest yearly gatherings of conservative leaders and activists from across the country, announced Monday that the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, who recently parted ways as a paid on-air analyst for Fox News, will address the conference.
(CNN) – Former Rep. Allen West of Florida, former Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama and former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in March, the American Conservative Union announced Thursday.
West, first elected in 2010, was defeated in November during his re-election bid in Florida.
Washington (CNN) - Four possible 2016 GOP White House hopefuls will speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, a popular cattle call for Republicans considering bids for the White House.
CNN has learned that 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum will address CPAC. A senior adviser to the former two-term senator from Pennsylvania says Santorum has accepted an invitation to speak at the conference, which this year will be held March 14-16.
Washington (CNN) - A second possible 2016 GOP presidential hopeful will speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, a popular cattle call for Republicans considering bids for the White House.
CNN has confirmed that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will address CPAC, which this year will be held March 14-16. Last week the American Conservative Union, which organizes the annual conference, announced that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the House Budget Committee chairman and last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, will be a featured speaker at the gathering.
(CNN) – In another sign that Paul Ryan may be eyeing a run at the White House in 2016, the Conservative Political Action Conference announced Friday that he has agreed to address the conference this March.
"We are pleased to announce that Congressman Paul Ryan will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013," said American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas. "From the day he was elected, Chairman Ryan has been a strong voice in Congress for pro-growth, free market economic policies and has always been a CPAC favorite."
Denver (CNN) - The morning after Mitt Romney's widely-lauded debate performance, Republican officials in Colorado showed their approval with a lengthy standing ovation during a surprise appearance by the GOP nominee.
On the heels of a flurry of positive reviews, Romney made an unscheduled stop Thursday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Denver, where he repeated his Wednesday-night criticism of what he called President Obama's "trickle-down government."