Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Headline List of Potential Presidential Candidates at 2013 CPAC

By: Jim Turner | Posted: December 24, 2012 3:55 AM

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio

Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio

Former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, are among the announced featured speakers for the American Conservative Union’s 2013 CPAC March 14-16 in Washington, D.C. It's an event lined up for a potential preview of the GOP’s 2016 presidential field.

Other speakers announced include U.S. Senator-elect Ted Cruz, R-Texas; U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez; U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; U.S. Senator-elect Tim Scott, R-S.C.

ACU Chairman Al Cardenas stated in a release, “Each of the invited speakers plays a critical role in the movement and we’re pleased to invite them to address the nation’s top conservative thinkers, policymakers, authors and media, as well as thousands of conservative leaders, activists and students at CPAC 2013.”

The largest annual gathering of conservatives, meeting to discuss policy and network, is set for the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

Tickets cost $175 for all three days, to $1,000 for passes to the presidential reception and banquet, and the Ronald Reagan reception and banquet.

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Comments (2)

J Campbell
11:59AM JAN 1ST 2013
Whenever there is a poll these two are always on the bottom of the list, so why are they so important in the news/CPAC? The republican party has not learned their lessons from Romney.
8:54AM DEC 25TH 2012
jeb maybe has a chance, but his brother probably ruined it for him. rubio is slick but and empty suit with a lot of baggage. republicans should probably look else where. a right wing candidate will simply leave florida in the dem category.

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