For Immediate Release: February 7, 2013
Contact: Laura Keehner Rigas, (202) 347-9388,
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich will address CPAC 2013 – the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013.
"We are pleased to welcome Speaker Gingrich back to the CPAC stage in March,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “His political leadership brought on the House Republican revolution in 1994 and his tireless work continues to impact and influence the conservative movement."

Speaker Gingrich, , is well known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. After he was elected Speaker of the House, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in 16 years. In addition, Congress restored funding to strengthen our defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission. He is the author of many books, most recently A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters, and Victory at Yorktown. Gingrich entered the race for the GOP Presidential nomination in the summer of 2011 and won the South Carolina  and Georgia Primaries in 2012

Following his remarks, Speaker Gingrich will be joined by his wife Callista for a joint book signing event.  Mrs. Gingrich is the author of the New York Times best-selling children’s series featuring Ellis the Elephant.

CPAC will be held March 14-16, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, offering three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values. For additional information, visit our website at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) is now open. For those who plan to cover the event, please request credentials at The CPAC 2013 schedule and list of confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, former Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, former U.S. Representative Allen West, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.


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