(UnitedVoice.com) – The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is one of the most important Republican events annually. That is especially true during election cycles because it gives candidates and potential candidates the opportunity to network.
The 2023 CPAC is going to be one of those exciting events. A number of Conservatives will have an opportunity to speak, including GOP presidential hopefuls. While it gives Republicans the opportunity to hear their candidates give a mini stump speech, there might also be some drama.
CPAC kicked off on March 1 and will run through the 4th of the month. This year’s event is in Washington, DC, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Former President Donald Trump, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and author Vivek Ramaswamy will all speak at the event. The three Conservatives have already announced their intention to run for the GOP nomination.
CPAC is the first major event since Haley and Ramaswamy announced their bids. The latter is a longshot candidate who doesn’t have much name recognition, making the conference very important. The real show could be between Trump and Haley.
The 45th president, who is currently leading the field of Republican candidates, will speak on the final day of the conference. It will be hard for others to break through his popularity. The former governor worked for Trump as the US ambassador to the United Nations before leaving to work in the private sector. According to The Hill, some Republicans expect there to be fireworks between Haley and Trump.
One Republican who is not expected to speak at the event is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. He is widely seen as Trump’s biggest competitor even though he hasn’t announced a White House bid yet. Instead of attending the event, he’s reportedly going on a tour to sell his book.
In addition to those mentioned, a number of other Republicans will speak at the event. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), former HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) will give speeches to the conservative crowd.
Kari Lake, the 2022 Republican gubernatorial candidate for Arizona, is set to speak at the Ronald Reagan dinner on March 3. She recently lost a series of lawsuits that would have allowed her to be installed as the leader of the state. She claimed fraud prevented her from winning the election, but nothing was ever found to confirm those allegations.
Mike Pompeo is also expected to speak. He is another possible candidate for the 2024 GOP bid.
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