by Isabel Matos
Breitbart News has learned that Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC is an annual gathering of thousands of conservative activists hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU).
By Matthew Boyle
“We are pleased to again welcome Governor Sarah Palin to CPAC in March,” ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said in a release provided to Breitbart News. “Governor Palin electrified the crowd in 2013, and we are thrilled to welcome her back this year.”
Palin served as the governor of Alaska from late 2006 until 2009, and was the 2008 Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican Party. In the years since the 2008 election, Palin has been an unstoppable force, organizing conservatives and preparing them for battle against both the Democrats and the GOP establishment in Washington. She is a Fox News contributor and frequent thorn in the side of any career politician pushing big government policies.
“Sarah Palin was the 2008 Vice Presidential Nominee and is the former Governor of Alaska,” the ACU press release announcing Palin as a CPAC speaker reads. “Governor Palin first made history on Dec. 4, 2006 when sworn in as the 11th and first female governor of Alaska. In August 2008, Senator John McCain selected Governor Palin to join him as his running mate in his historic presidential campaign. Governor Palin is the first woman to run on the Republican Party’s presidential ticket. Since her vice presidential run and governorship, Sarah Palin has remained one of the leading conservative voices in the nation. Time Magazine has ranked her among the world’s most influential people.”
The ACU also notes that Palin is a “three time New York Times best selling Author” and “has a new show ‘Amazing America’ debuting on the Sportsman Channel on April 3rd.”
As governor of Alaska, as Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon showed in his documentary on Palin The Undefeated, Palin fought both leftist interests and those of Republican Party cronies, especially on issues relating to oil companies and drilling in Alaska. She has carried that will into battling the political establishment on the national level from the grassroots level, and helped ignite the Tea Party movement nationwide. Her endorsement is frequently sought by candidates for all different federal and state offices.
At previous CPACs, Palin has riled up the movement and helped activists tear into Washington in a way hardly any leaders have been able to do.
CPAC, an annual event aimed at unifying the movement and connecting leaders with grassroots activists, will happen this year from March 6 through March 8 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, right outside Washington, D.C.
Other confirmed speakers for CPAC include Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ted Cruz (R-TX), House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Govs. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Chris Christie (R-NJ), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), businessman Donald Trump, and Dr. Ben Carson.
Cardenas encourages those interested in the event to visit CPAC.org for tickets and information.