Skip to comments.Conservative Political Action Conference coming to St. Charles (Ted Crus will be there!)
Posted on 09/18/2013 12:04:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) It may be a non-election year, but the St. Louis area is about to be in the national political spotlight.
The Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, will hold a convention in St. Charles, Saturday, September 28.
Its bringing big-name, conservative, Republican, politicians to the St. Charles Convention Center. With those politicians come national headlines and a crowd from across the country.
The grass roots group, the American Conservative Union, putting on the event.
Its a virtual all-star conservative parade. As with past CPAC gatherings, there may be moments, like Sarah Palins Big Gulp moment at the March event in Washington, D.C., that have the whole nation talking.
Republican Congresswoman, Ann Wagner of Chesterfield, will be among the speakers.
She went over the list of others invited.
U.S. Senators, Rand Paul, Ted Crus, and Mike Lee. Youve got our own (Missouri) U.S. Senator, Roy Blunt will be here too. There are a number of governors from Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas to Nikki Haley in South Carolina I think this isgreat ground for conservative and discussion about everything that`s happening, from Syria, to Obamacare to overregulation , Wagner said.
I think the visibility is very interesting, because after all CPAC is very well known, said Lindenwood University Political Science Professor, Joe Cernik.
He said the decision to hold a regional CPAC convention here was hardly happenstance.
Texas Governor, Rick Perry, is among the confirmed speakers; hes been making a lot of news in Missouri, taking aim at the states tax policy in radio ads, to lure jobs to his state.
Perrys former Republican presidential opponent, staunch conservative, Rick Santorum, who won the Missouri primary last go-round, will also be here.
With the issues of taxes and guns putting Missouri in the national focus during the legislatures veto session last week, St. Charles is prime ground for a pep rally.
Those sort of things are themes that Republicans like to pick up on so if you can also tie in your national to the state, you tend to generate more voter turnout the image, may be a better conservative here, than say, Kansas or Utah I mean it really matters. You want to able to think you look normal republican, not nutty, Cernik said.
This is a great, strong, red state. Were working to fight back and pick up some of our statewide offices its good. Its good for St. Louis. Its good for St. Charles. Its great for our region, Wagner said.
A number of the people she mentioned were invited, but had not yet confirmed they were coming. Brownback, Perry, Santorum, and tax reform advocate, Grover Norquist, were confirmed.
The convention center here can only handle about 2500 people, maximum.
Heres a link to the ACU/CPAC-St. Louis web site, if youre interested in attending: Http://conservative.org/cpac/stlouis/
Grover Norquist will be there? The same amnesty-for-illegals supporting Grover Norquist?
I thought CPAC was a conservative gathering.
“Grover Norquist will be there? The same amnesty-for-illegals supporting Grover Norquist?
I thought CPAC was a conservative gathering.”
Don’t confuse conservatism with making money. Making money will win every time.
Kindly correct spelling of CRUZ in the headline...the posted must have been excited while typing..thank you
I’m not near MO, so I won’t be able to attend, as much as I’d like to.
BTW, you might want to correct your spelling: Ted Cruz.
Look at the article and you’ll see why it’s spelled that way...
I didn't post or author this article, Basil. I caught that misspelling too.
All the editors were fired in the great newspaper reductions of 1997, I guess.
Just following the reporter’s lead, guys.
Okay—I’m off your back now—LOL!