Some of the top contenders for the 2016 presidential nomination will head to the crucial early primary state of New Hampshire in April for the inaugural edition of a summit with two top conservative groups.
Citizens United and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation will join forces to host the Freedom Summit in Manchester, N.H.
The April 12 event will feature remarks from Sens. Rand PaulRand PaulObama calls for Congress to combat tax evasion and money laundering The Hill's 12:30 Report Ten third-party candidate names at top of Never Trump’s list MORE (R-Ky.) and Mike LeeMike LeeReid: Cruz, Lee on Supreme Court should 'scare you' Cruz: Boehner unleashed his ‘inner Trump’ Senate pressured to take up email privacy bill after overwhelming House vote MORE (R-Utah), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnFemale GOP rep: Women will be ‘very forgiving’ of Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report Trump's VP: Top 10 contenders MORE (R-Tenn.), Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGingrich: Ryan sending the wrong signal on Trump GOP senator: Trump ‘a net benefit’ for Congress races Tea Party candidate hopes to run as a Democrat to oust GOP chairman MORE and American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks.
"Working with AFP Foundation to bring this important summit to New Hampshire I hope will start an even larger conversation around the country.”
Tim Phillips, the national head of the powerful conservative group AFP, said, “our Freedom Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for the hard-working people of New Hampshire to compare and contrast the direction in which our country is headed and how their tax dollars are being spent.
"We look forward to bringing grassroots activists from across the state to Manchester to hear from some of the leaders in the free-market movement and to exchange ideas on how to best get our country back on the path to economic prosperity.”