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CPAC - the Fla edition



We've known this for awhile, but the American Conservative Union today made it official: It will host a series of regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) pow-wows, starting in Florida in conjunction with the state GOP's Presidency 5 weekend. From the release today:


"As we battle the agenda of President Obama and the most liberal Administration in the history of our country, ACU is heading to the frontlines and taking the conservative fight directly to the states." said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. "We look forward to hosting CPAC FL in the Sunshine State this fall, expanding the CPAC brand and further energizing the national conservative movement."

Just like the ACU's marquee gathering in Washington, DC every spring -- the nation's largest annual gathering of grassroots activists -- CPAC FL will bring national and state conservative leaders and grassroots activists together 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.

Located at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, invited CPAC FL speakers include hometown rising stars Marco Rubio and Allen West, announced presidential candidates from the 2012 field and many more conservative heroes.

CPAC FL event on Friday, September 23, is one of many events drawing conservatives to Central Florida that week, but it does not conflict with a scheduled FOX News sponsored Presidential debate on Thursday, September 22, or the Republican Party of Florida's Presidency 5 straw poll on Saturday, September 24. Individuals, organizations and members of the press interested in attending CPAC FL are encouraged to register and make travel arrangements as soon as possible by visiting



[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:37pm]


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