Club for Growth hosting several 2012 hopefuls this weekend

A top group of fiscal conservatives will host three likely contenders for the 2012 Republican nomination at a conference this weekend in Florida.

The Club for Growth will host former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour at its 2011 Winter Economic Conference this weekend.

The three will get a chance to make their case to the group by touting their own credentials on fiscal issues.

The Club for Growth, an organization that's been traditionally active in Republican primaries of all kinds, also announced Tuesday that they would launch a series of white papers evaluating each Republican candidate's record and rhetoric on economic issues. The Club produced similar reports in 2008.

Among other Republican figures at this weekend's conference are House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Sen. John Thune (S.D.), who recently announced he would not run for president.

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