Spring is in the air, party people, and D.C. is starting to blossom and bloom. The trees are green, birds are chirping and parks are buzzing with people excited to shed those winter coats. And wouldn’t you know it? Politicians are coming out of the woodwork, too, throwing parties left and right.
Our social calendar this week shows plenty of activity, but what are we missing? Do you know of a fundraiser in the works? Share with your friends at Party Time! You can email us whatever you’ve got, or upload invitations with our easy and confidential tool right here.
Now let’s take a look at your week in political parties!
– Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a money magnate! Our records show the Republican has headlined 47 parties for his Right to Rise groups since he announced the PACs’ formation in January. And the presumptive presidential candidate continues to collect the cash this week with five more events. He’s got a roundtable and reception in Seattle on Monday, then a reception and dinner in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday. On Sunday, Bush heads home to Florida for a two-day retreat with his top fundraisers.
– Two lawmakers combine their favorite pastime (partying for dollars!) with America’s favorite pastime (baseball!) this week. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., takes his favorite donors out to the ball game Tuesday evening, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., follows suit on Wednesday at Nats Stadium.
– If you are in a jazzy and generous mood, consider heading down to New Orleans on Friday, where politicians will be partying during JazzFest. Hold the Center PAC (which is the new name of former Sen. Mary Landrieu’s, D-La., leadership PAC) is throwing a three-day shindig with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., as the special guest. And Rep. Cedric Richmond – a Democrat who represents Louisiana’s 2nd District, which encompasses New Orleans – will have his own long weekend get-together.
– Iowans should plan for yet another invasion of presidential wannabes this weekend when a bunch of Republicans head to the Hawkeye State for the Faith and Freedom Coalition event. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are all slated to speak on Saturday. (Walker is making the most of his trip – on Friday night, he’s going to headline a fundraiser for a handful of local Republican parties.)
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Party people, the congressional spring break has come to a close, and perhaps the best indicator is the uptick in political partying in our nation’s capital. That’s right – the politicians are back from their home districts, and that means it’s time to hunt for some dollars in the District.
Our social calendar is popping with Washington events, but we are sure there are more parties happening out there. What have you heard about? Share with your friends at Party Time! You can email us, or upload invites using our easy (and confidential) tool right here.
Now let’s take a quick look at this week’s parties!
– In the latest installment of where-in-the-world-are-Republican-presidential-hopefuls, Party Time brings news of the New Hampshire GOP’s First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. For two jam-packed days, politicians, media and activists will descend on Nashua to hear from Republican movers and shakers. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Donald Trump, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham are all slated to speak at the sold-out event.
– Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., has been in office for a few months, but she’s already logged a good amount of time on the fundraiser trail. At the end of March, she trekked to Manhattan for a party hosted by hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer. But on Tuesday, she’s got a shorter jaunt – she just has to walk across the street from her office for a breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club. Fellow Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte is listed as the event’s special guest.
– The fight for an Illinois Senate seat hits the moneyed streets of D.C. on Wednesday, when Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Tammy Duckworth have dueling fundraisers. A few weeks ago, Duckworth – an Illinois Democrat serving her second term in the House – announced she would challenge Kirk, a Republican who is in his first term in the Senate. Duckworth will have her spring reception Wednesday evening at the Democrats’ Capitol Hill townhouse, while Kirk will party at a private home just a few blocks away.
– Rep. Joe Kennedy gets right back into the swing of things with back-to-back political parties on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday evening, the Massachusetts Democrat bowls for dollars at Lucky Strike in Chinatown, where you’ll have to spend a lot more than the going rate for shoe and lane rental: Tickets for 90 minutes of bowling go for $1,000 to $2,500. Bright and early Thursday morning, Kennedy will breakfast at the downtown lobbying offices of Cassidy & Associates.
– One member of Congress can’t quite seem to say goodbye to spring break just yet. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., will take a long weekend at the super swanky St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in sunny SoCal for her annual golf and spa retreat. It’s $1,500 per person, $2,500 for a pair, and PACs have to chip in $4,000.
And that’s a wrap on your week in political fundraisers! What have we missed and what have you heard about? Let us know!
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It’s week two of the congressional spring break, and PT’s schedule of fundraiser events continues to lean on outside-of-D.C. hotspots like South Carolina, Boston, Iowa and Manhattan. It’s hard work, traveling for campaign cash, but somebody’s got to do it!
We’ve got a decent batch of goodies on this week’s social calendar, but we are confident there are plenty more shindigs happening out there. What have you heard about, party people? Let us know! Share official invites using our simple (and confidential) upload feature, or you can email us.
Now let’s dive into your week in political partying!
– Sen. Rand Paul continues to take advantage of the break away from Capitol Hill by hitting up some non-D.C. donors. Last week, he hobnobbed in Florida, and come Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican will have a dinner in South Carolina (early primary state alert!). The meal, at the Country Club of Charleston, will be hosted by Fox News contributor and conservative author Mallory Factor and his wife, Elizabeth, and Dr. Marcelo Hochman, a plastic surgery doctor, and his wife, Shelley.
– As the host of the first caucuses on the presidential primary calendar, Iowa is always a hot spot of political activity for people with their eyes on the White House. With a wide-open field of Republican contenders this year, the state is particularly flush with GOPers – and this week is no different. On Wednesday, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will speak in West Des Moines to Dallas County Republicans. A few hours’ drive away, in Council Bluffs, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will chat up donors at a fundraiser for Iowa Rep. David Young, who has been, as we’ve noted, cashing in on his Hawkeye home state connection.
– Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s 10th District snakes along the western side of Manhattan, from the Upper West Side to Greenwich Village to the Financial District. With neighborhoods like that, we can only imagine some of the parties! On Monday, the New York Democrat hunkers down for a reception at the Trump Towers home of financial industry gurus (and big-time Dem donors) Mitch Draizin and Philippe Brugere-Trelat.
– A handful of politicians aim to keep the spring break party train going with weekend getaways. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., throws his Taste of Chicago Weekend, while Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., will have a three-day get-together in New Orleans to benefit her leadership PAC, Democrats Win Seats.
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As members of Congress head home for an enviable two-week break – just as spring kicks into gear, no less! – the fundraisers that usually clog the streets surrounding Capitol Hill hit the road, too. Although Party Time has learned to never say never, our social calendar (so far) has nary a D.C. event in the next two weeks.
Party people, we could use your help as we keep track of what politicos are up to while in their home districts. Is your representative a fundraising fiend while back among his constituents? Does your senator party hard with supporters at her favorite local hangout? We want to know! Upload fundraiser invites with our handy (and confidential) tool right here, or you can email us whatever you’ve got.
Turning our focus to this week’s out-and-about political parties, PT notices the continuing trend of potential 2016ers hitting the money trail hard. The Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary may be 10 months off, but there’s plenty of cash to be collected in the meantime. After all, as the Republican National Committee’s new chief of staff said recently: “If you can get people to give money, that’s a much bigger get than getting people to vote for you.” Ah, democracy.
– Jeb Bush continues his fundraising tear/tour across the country with three stops in California this week. The former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate hits up well-heeled SoCal donors, first in picture perfect Newport Beach on Monday and then in fancy pants Bel Air. Maria and Robert Tuttle, longtime supporters of the Bush family (Robert gave big bucks to President George W. Bush’s campaign and was the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom during his second term), will host Tuesday’s fundraiser for the Right to Rise super PAC at their L.A. home, with tickets going for $25,000 to $100,000. On Thursday, Jeb Bush heads to the Bay Area for another super PAC fundraiser, this one hosted by school choice activists Bill and Susan Oberndorf and financial guru Jay Kern and his wife, Katie.
– It’s been one week since Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made official his run for the White House, and Party Time already counts three fundraisers for the presidential candidate (in fact, on the same day he announced his campaign, Cruz partied in Manhattan). On Tuesday evening, Cruz and his wife, Heidi, will hobnob with their fellow Houstonians at Goode’s Armadillo Palace, a BBQ joint meets music venue.
– Yet another potential presidential candidate graces PT’s calendar this week. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will have a dinner on Monday night in Florida for his joint fundraising committee. Tickets start at $250 and go up to $2,700 per plate.
– In a reminder that not all partying is presidential partying, five Republican members of Congress will get an assist from GOP sugar daddy Paul Singer. Tuesday’s lunch in New York will benefit Winning Women, a joint fundraising committee Singer set up in 2014 to help out specific House and Senate candidates. Funds raised at this week’s event go toward the campaigns of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, Arizona Rep. Martha McSally and Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock.
And that’s a wrap on your week in political parties, friends! What have we missed and what have you heard about? Let us know!
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With spring’s arrival on Capitol Hill, politicians are likely hoping that the warmer weather will inspire some cheer and generosity. So, party people, ready those checkbooks because we’ve got another busy week of fundraising fun.
As you look at this week’s social calendar, notice anything we are missing? If so, you know what to do! You can share invites right here with our handy (and confidential) upload feature, or you can email us the goods. We will take it all, from federal-level candidates all the way down to local races.
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– Two Republicans with their eyes on the White House in 2016 will travel out of their home states to headline fundraisers for county parties. On Friday evening, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the keynote address at a Lincoln Dinner in Michigan. And on Saturday, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum travels to Tennessee for a Lincoln Reagan Dinner for the Montgomery County Republicans.
– As our faithful readers well know, over here at Party Time we love kooky, outlandish and/or themed fundraisers whenever we come across them. But sometimes, you’ve got to salute the traditional party animals of this town, too. On Wednesday, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., throws a breakfast fundraiser at PT hotspot Johnny’s Half Shell. What a classic D.C. party!
– Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin hits up D.C.-based donors on Tuesday evening with a dinner at the Georgetown home of Bill and Cindi Broydrick, who co-run Broydrick & Associates, a lobbying firm with offices in D.C. and Milwaukee.
– Lobbyists who advocate for lobbyists will throw an afternoon roundtable event on Thursday, and yes, that is a real – and true! – statement. The Association of Government Relations Professionals hosts an event with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., at the group’s D.C. area offices. Tickets are $60 for association members, and $99 for nonmembers.
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Hello party people! Your friends at Party Time are on the fundraising trail this week, doing our best to sniff out all the politicians on the hunt for some sweet campaign cash. And wouldn’t you know it – it’s yet another busy week!
Although PT’s social calendar is bursting at the seams, we just know there are more par-tays happening out there. What have we missed and what have you heard about? You can upload invites right here, or email us whatever you’ve got. No matter what, we keep our sources 100 percent confidential, meaning you can feel comfortable sharing.
Now let’s take a quick tour of your week in political parties!
– A couple of politicians are hoping to collect some greenbacks this week by cashing in on the ultimate green-themed holiday: St. Patrick’s Day! Sheriff Dave Mahoney, who works in Dane County in Wisconsin, will throw his annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Madison on Monday evening. It’s $50 to get in the door, but sponsorships climb to $500 a pop. On Tuesday, Rep. Gerry Connolly has his annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete, which the Virginia Democrat has been throwing since 1995.
– Jeb Bush keeps collecting those frequent flier miles! After touching down in New Hampshire at the end of last week for not one, not two, but three fundraiser appearances, the former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate will head to South Carolina on Tuesday to headline a fundraiser for that state’s House Republican Caucus. Then it’s off to the drool-worthy Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton for a weekend-long spring retreat with the Republican Party’s major donors. Meanwhile, Bush’s son, Jeb Bush Jr., is the special guest at a Miami Beach fundraiser on Thursday evening for the Right to Rise super PAC.
– Rep. Debbie Dingell may be new to Congress, but she’s no stranger to the ways of Washington. In November, the one-time lobbyist and General Motors exec took over the seat long held by her husband, former Rep. John Dingell. But on Thursday morning, Debbie Dingell proves she already knows the name of the game – money! The freshman member will have a breakfast fundraiser for her reelection campaign just two months after getting sworn in.
– As questions about Hillary Clinton’s emails and foundation fundraising continue to dog the presumptive presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley continues to position himself as an alternative for Democrats who aren’t, ahem, ready for Hillary. After two stops in New Hampshire a few weeks ago, O’Malley travels to Iowa to headline fundraisers on Friday and Saturday for county Dems.
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Hey, party people, hey! As just about everyone on the East Coast keeps their fingers crossed for an end to winter weather, one New Yorker is practically betting on temperatures thawing out the snowy doldrums. Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin throws his annual spring reception Thursday night at beer distributor Clare Rose’s East Yaphank headquarters. It’s a minimum of $125 to get in the door, but event organizers suggest writing that check for $250 – or $2,600 to be a co-host. Our only question: How much beer does that get you?
Party Time has our eye on yet another busy week of political fundraising, but we know there’s more going on out there. What have you heard about, friends? Upload invites right here, or you can email us whatever you’ve got.
Let’s take a quick look at some of this week’s highlights!
– Mo money mo problems! Ed Gillespie, the Republican National Committee chair turned lobbyist turned Senate candidate, will have a debt retirement party on Monday night at a downtown D.C. lobbying shop. Longtime PT friend Dave Levinthal over at Center for Public Integrity alerted us to the fundraiser, and his article noted that Gillespie’s campaign account – after an unsuccessful run to unseat Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. – is almost $1 million in the red. According to the invite, a fistful of lobbyists will host the event, while Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Rob Portman of Ohio are listed as special guests.
– Jeb Bush continues his fundraising tear this week, starting with an event on Monday for his Right to Rise super PAC. Mike Fernandez, the billionaire head of a healthcare-focused private equity firm, will host the party at his Coral Gables mansion. But keep those million-dollar checks in your pockets – Bush asked donors to hold off on giving such hefty sums for fear of appearing beholden to certain contributors. Tickets start at $10,000 but cap out at a mere $100,000. On Friday, Bush heads to New Hampshire (!) for a meet and greet event for his PAC, and then is the special guest at a party for Rep. Frank Guinta, R-N.H.
– Speaking of New Hampshire, two other potential presidential candidates make stops in the important early voting state this weekend. On Saturday, Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., rallies with Granite State activists at the state party’s 2016 kickoff grassroots training. And on Sunday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz headlines the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner for Grafton County Republicans. That’s a lot of New Hampshire hobnobbing!
– On the heels of a segment about judicial elections on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” a Wisconsin judge with his eye on the Supreme Court is going big for campaign cash with three fundraisers this week. James Daley holds back-to-back cocktail parties on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a roundtable discussion (with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., as the special guest) on Friday in Milwaukee.
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Republicans have been grabbing most of the headlines in the past week, what with the conservative lovefest at CPAC, the Club for Growth’s winter meeting and the California Republican Party’s convention all happening within a few days of each other.
A quick look at this week’s social calendar reveals a similar trend, with the Iowa Agriculture Summit – a buzzy see-and-be-seen event hosted by big-time Republican donor Bruce Rastetter – capping out the week on Saturday in Des Moines. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are among the confirmed speakers.
And, to make sure they squeeze as much as possible out of a trip to the always-important Hawkeye State, some of those speakers will also rally the troops for down-ballot GOP candidates. Bush will headline a reception for Iowa Rep. David Young on Friday night, while Walker will attend a fundraiser for Iowa Rep. Rod Blum on Saturday evening.
Bush’s Iowa trip – his first since announcing he would “actively explore the possibility of running for president” – wraps up another busy week of partying hard for campaign cash. On Tuesday, he was in Arizona for a fundraiser for his Right to Rise super PAC hosted by former Vice President Dan Quayle. On Monday, Bush joined Rubio and Florida Gov. Rick Scott for a fundraiser in Tallahassee for their state’s Republican Party.
As for another former governor, Perry’s jaunt to the Ag Summit is the latest in a string of moneymaking appearances in early-voting states. Party Time records show the bespectacled Texan has had repeat performances in Iowa and New Hampshire. But on Monday, he was in the Empire State, providing some star power during a luncheon in upstate New York, where tickets went for $1,000 for a half-hour VIP reception and photo.
Christie is keeping himself in the mix, too. Before his weekend trip to Iowa, the New Jersey governor goes to the Sunshine State on Friday to deliver the keynote at the Lincoln Day Dinner for Palm Beach County. This seems to continue a trend of visits to states with warmer weather; Christie headlined the California Republican Party’s Spring Convention in Sacramento last weekend.
While this batch of bold-named Republican gents rally supporters in Iowa, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one-time California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina – who seems to have her eye on the White House – will be staking out some territory of her own in New Hampshire.
Early Saturday morning, Fiorina headlines a breakfast at the Keene Country Club, and that afternoon, she will speak at a New Hampshire Young Republican event. The group is giving its annual Gipper Award to former State Rep. (and 2014 House candidate) Marilinda Garcia and former State Rep. Shaun Doherty.
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The hits just keep on coming for Rep. Aaron Schock, the Illinois Republican whose once-shiny star has been tarnished by the office renovation heard ’round the world. Since the initial article last month about Schock’s “Downton Abbey”-inspired congressional digs, other stories have shown he spent boatloads on travel, rented private aircraft and has been lax (at best) about reporting gifts and spending.
Party Time has found the four-term congressman a bit elusive, too, at least when it comes to collecting invitations to his fundraising events. Since coming to Washington in 2009, Schock has had fewer than 40 fundraisers since he came to office in 2009. But with such, ahem, refined tastes–and a total haul of $8.7 million in contributions–we strongly suspect that Schock is partying way more than that.
Needless to say, highlights from our informal Schock Watch include a “Top Chef” viewing party in 2010 in D.C. and a beer-themed “Schocktoberfest” party in 2013 in his home district with former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher as the headliner. For the inquisitive among you, yes, you guessed it: Schock did, in fact, pay $25,000 for the football star to appear at the funder, according to a Roll Call story.
We are also fans of Schock’n Sushi & Spirits, a 2010 St. Patrick’s Day luncheon where tickets cost $500 per person. A year later, Schock did a fundraiser in Las Vegas around the Academy of Country Music Awards. And this guy loves his golf, too: Party Time records show that Schock has hit the links with donors four times since August 2011.
It’s not all light-hearted fun and games, though. Schock had a D.C. fundraiser with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in March 2013, and PT data show this was among Ryan’s first forays onto the fundraising circuit after he and Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential contest. And just a few months ago, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., headlined Aaron Schock’s Summer Sit-Down in the small town of Brimfield, Ill.
With gems like that, we just know more are out there. If you’ve got a fundraiser invite to a Schock party, you know what to do! Send them to your friends at Party Time and we will include them in our ever-expanding database of fundraisers. We keep our sources 100 percent confidential and want whatever you’ve got (even those old ones collecting dust!). Upload them right here, or you can email us.
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As most of the country braces for yet another cold snap, Party Time is here to assure you that the political fundraising season is only heating up.
We’ve got a jam-packed week of political parties on the books, but we also know there must be more brewing out there. Friends, what are we missing and what have you heard about? Share with your friends at Party Time!
And now, a look at your week in political parties!
– Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is “testing the waters” for a presidential run in 2016 and he’s got a D.C. fundraiser on Tuesday to prove it. The host list for the luncheon for his Security through Strength committee shows he’s snagged some key backers, too. Mega Republican donors Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, Blackstone Group lobbyist Wayne Berman, Boston kingmaker Ted Cutler, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Arizona Sen. John McCain are among a long list of attendees.
– As questions continue to swirl around foreign governments’ donations to the Clinton Foundation, Emily’s List will fete Hillary Clinton at its annual gala dinner on Monday night in D.C. Tickets to the fundraiser for the organization, which supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates, cap out at $30,000, and the special guest list reads like a who’s who of top tier progressives. Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz are all slated to attend. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who is now a senior adviser to the pro-Clinton PAC Ready for Hillary, is another special guest.
– If that event doesn’t get your heart racing, perhaps this will: Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., will have a seated dinner with the financial services community Monday night in downtown D.C. What’s not to love about a sit-down meal with a bunch of bankers and a member of the House Committee on Financial Services?
– Former Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., keeps up his trend of presidential positioning with a two-day trip to New Hampshire at the end of the week. He’ll headline a fundraiser in Concord on Friday, plus an event for the state’s Democratic Party on Saturday.
– Sen. Bob Casey hits the road! The Pennsylvania Democrat heads to Florida on Friday for a three-day weekend of sun, spring training and sweet fundraising.
– Republicans converge in the Hawkeye State on Saturday for the first annual Iowa Agriculture Summit, put on by GOP donor Bruce Rastetter. Just about every Republican looking to run for president in 2016 will be there, making for a long speakers list, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Donald Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
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