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Mar 05 2023
There were few surprises in former President Donald Trump's headline address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday.
Lasting almost two hours, Trump took jabs at Democrats like President Joe Biden, as well as his Republican rivals, although he refrained from mentioning Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—who is widely expected to announce a run for president—by name.Newsweek
Mar 03 2023
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley ventured onto Donald Trump stomping grounds on Friday, seeking support from rank-and-file Republicans who are “tired of losing”.
In remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside of Washington DC, Haley presented herself as the face of a “new generation” of Republican leaders, making her pitch to a crowd stillThe Guardian
Feb 27 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis may not be officially running for president, but his packed schedule this week sure looks like someone laying the groundwork for a campaign. After spending the weekend meeting with key GOP allies and conservative media figures in South Florida, DeSantis is set to kick off a tour in Leesburg on Tuesday to promote his newly released book, “The Courage to Be Free.” The governorOrlando Sentinel
Nov 14 2022
CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp told Newsmax on Monday that it's "silly" to blame former Donald Trump for the disappointing performance of Republicans in last week's midterm elections.
Schlapp told Newsmax's "Wake Up America" that "Trump's batting average on his candidates were better than almost anybody's and that "to blame Donald Trump [for the poor results] is silly."
Schlapp alsoNewsmax (News)
Mar 01 2019
Raheem Kassam had what I wanted — a ticket to his Saturday night invitation-only CPAC party — and he also had something else I wanted, a newsworthy quote: “I think we’re winning.”
A former editor for Breitbart who is now a fellow at the Claremont Institute, Kassam was talking about the Left’s campaign to silence conservative voices on social media. That campaign ensnared him this week,The American Spectator
Mar 01 2021
In February 2017, I attended my first Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Donald Trump was fresh off a stunning victory in the 2016 presidential election and it was very easy to tell he had all the energy, vim, and support of the attendees. What was less certain at the time was how Trump would govern and whether his control of the Republican Party would be a longstanding feature,The Federalist
Feb 24 2021
Top Republicans are split on President Trump’s first post-presidential appearance at a key meeting of conservatives in Florida this week.
“I don’t believe he should be playing a role in the future of the party,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney told reporters Wednesday.
Trump is slated to speak at the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action ConferenceWashington Examiner
Feb 25 2021
Even though he's no longer president, Trump is set to directly and indirectly dominate the event.
Donald Trump may not be president, but he’s still headlining CPAC.
The former president will once again be the marquee event at the Conservative Political Action Conference beginning Thursday in Orlando, Fla. Trump’s Sunday speech will be his first post-presidential appearance, andNational Review (News)
Feb 25 2017
These are good times to be a conservative. They control the White House and both houses of Congress and are on the verge of retaking a reliable majority on the Supreme Court. As activists gathered outside Washington this week for the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, they were still processing what it all meant. And they began facing what could be their biggest challengeNew York Times (News)
Feb 24 2017
President Donald Trump credited a crowd of right-wing activists with his unlikely political success Friday, telling a rapturous crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference he first thought about running after his speech there six years ago.CNN (Online News)