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 PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) and Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSupreme Court takes on same-sex wedding cake case House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama Trump really will shrink government, starting with national monuments MORE (R-Utah), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnFormer Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: report Google, Facebook and Drudge: What the new titans of media mean for America Learning from the states: Feds should adopt anti-pyramid scheme law MORE (R-Tenn.), Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE and American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks.

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“I can think of no better place than the ‘Live Free or Die’ state to begin this dialogue on how to return our country back to a shining city upon a hill and return to the ideals of Ronald Reagan’s hope, growth and opportunity that have made our country a beacon of freedom around the globe," said President of Citizens United David N. Bossie, in a statement Tuesday night.

"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.”