Cruz, Ryan to speak at CPAC gathering

Greg Nash

Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump hires ex-Cruz aide as communications director Overnight Tech: Judiciary leaders question internet transition plan | Clinton to talk tech policy | Snowden's robot | Trump's big digital push Kasich doesn't expect to speak at convention MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanHouse Democrats hit with ethics complaint over sit-in Pelosi urges Dems to hold sit-ins in their districts this week Ryan: GOP won't 'tolerate' another sit-in MORE (R-Wis.) will speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the conservative movement's major annual gathering, in March. 

Cruz and Ryan are two stars within the movement and potential presidential candidate in 2016. They'll join Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), two other potential White House contenders who had already been announced as speakers. All four spoke at last year's CPAC.

"There will be more than 200 thought leaders and personalities from government, politics, and entertainment in what will be our best CPAC ever," American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said to Breitbart, which first reported the news.

"This will be the year that conservatives begin pulling the nation back from the brink of Barack Obama's disaster with a movement that inspires, unites, and discovers new solutions to our current challenges," said Cardenas

Breitbart reports that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has also been invited and is close to confirming her appearance.


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