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Posted on 02/12/2014 4:44:01 PM PST by SoConPubbie
As we first reported Tuesday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, is the latest nationally-known conservative Republican who will be featured at the “Freedom Summit” sponsored by Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Citizens United.
The official announcement was made by the two advocacy groups Wednesday morning. The event, already sold out, is slated for April 12 at the Executive Court in Manchester.
Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King is also expected, but has not yet formally announced. ee our item below.
Greg Moore, state director of Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire, said Wednesday,
"Adding Senator Cruz to the Freedom Summit reinforces that this is the 'must attend' political event of the year in New Hampshire. On April 12, the center of the political universe will be right here in Manchester. The Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Citizens United are looking for ways to allow more people to participate in the event, given the extraordinary demand that will only be growing over the next few weeks as we add more of the top conservative voices in the country to what is already a phenomenal speakers list."
Meanwhile, 2012 presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been added to the lineup at the NHGOP's Northeast Republican Leadership Conference March 14 and 15 in Nashua.
(Earlier Granite Status reports follow.)
TUESDAY, FEB. 11: CRUZ, KING CONFIRMED. Americans for Prosperity Foundation is confirming tonight that it has added Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King to its lineup of high-profile conservative speakers at the "Freedom Summit" it is sponsoring with Citizens United.
The formal announcement is expected on Wednesday.
As we first reported last week, the event will be held April 12 at the Executive Court in Manchester and is sure to attract national media attention.
Cruz is the fourth potential 2016 presidential candidate to agree to appear, along with real estate magnate Donald Trump, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.
Also scheduled to attend are former House speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks.
Tickets, which were free, were sold out late last week and a waiting list has set up.
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Nice! Am truly hoping Cruz continues to rise to the top....I'm in his court at this point.