Amb. John Bolton. Sen. Ted Cruz. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Donald Trump. Carly Forna. These are a few names appearing at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Organized annually by the American Conservative Union, the event is probably the largest event of its kind in the country. In addition to the big name speakers in the main room, there are always great breakout sessions to gather information. In the evenings, screenings for conservative movies and other events keep attendees busy. Plus, there are the dinners, including the Ronald Reagan event.
As in years past, we will be there to cover it, so we can share information that could help you be a better activist. Mark your calendar for March 2-5.
NOTE: If you are from North Carolina and you attend CPAC, be sure to send me a tweet at http://twitter.com/katys or tweet to @katys We may want to chat with you to see how you are enjoying the experience..
Presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is coming to Raleigh on Saturday.
Here are the details in brief:
What: North Carolina Rally with Marco Rubio When: Saturday, January 9 2016 at 4:30pm EST Where: North Carolina State Fairgrounds – Governor James E. Holshouser Building. 1025 Blue Ridge Boulevard. Raleigh, NC 27607
If you support Senator Rubio or are interested in hearing him speak, the campaign asks that you RSVP by clicking here. Fill out the necessary details. Tickets are free, but limited..
Watch for a full report on the happenings at the gala and look for interviews with candidates for statewide office. State and local races are often lightly covered, especially in big election cycles, like 2016. That’s where we come in.
The 10th annual gathering, sponored by the Civitas Institutesold out, so it’s too late to attend this year.
There is so much press here that there was no room for the NC Beagle Watchdog‘s television camera. Plus the Friday morning session, was packed.
With speakers such as presidential candidate Rick Santorum, state director of Americans for Prosperity Donald Bryson, NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest, and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.
We’ll have more on each speaker in our next post.
Outside the conference is where much of the action is. I’ve run into people working for candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson. I’ve watched live shots on Time Warner Channel 14 and seen many old friends, while meeting a lot of new people. I’m thrilled to have these new people in our movement.
Others weren’t afraid to talk about how government has ruined the family by legalizing gay marriage, allowed gender confusion to continue, and by allowing abortions late into a pregnancy.
I even ran into my old pal,political columnist, John Fund Good to have here also is probably the world’s nicest person, Don Irvine. Don is the runs Accuracy in Media and it’s great to have him down from the DC area.
Meanwhile, I’d like to personally thank the Civitas Institute’s Director of Technology and Outreach, Bill Gilbert, and Communications Director Jim Tynen for all of their help.
Additionally, I appreciate the help of two special volunteers and I regret I didn’t get their names. Kudos to these young men who are hardworking high school students and the future of our movement!
The 2015 edition of CPAC is upon us and speakers are beginning to be announced. As a veteran of more than 20 CPAC conferences, this is the big year as every single Republican and conservative candidate will be there. If they aren’t asked to speak, they will make their rounds of the parties and make certain to shake many hands.
We at the North Carolina Beagle Watchdog, will be bringing you the action from the main ballroom, as well as from strategic breakout sessions. If you cannot make it, we will be certain to have updates for you here.
This blog is an update of Katy’s Conservative Corner, the first conservative blog in North Carolina, and it appeared on two other platforms before setting down on WordPress. This time, it’s being co-written by other bloggers.
Speakers Currently Announced:
John R. Bolton– Attorney, diplomat, Fox News contributor and former Ambassador to the UN. Currently with American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Tim Scott – United States Senator (SC-R) from our neighboring state to the south, lots of fun to be around, firebrand traditional conservative, and a favorite of mine. Should run for president but probably doesn’t have the name ID. Scott spoke to the NCGOP convention a few years back, in Wilmington, while a Member of the U.S. House.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-R) Popular speaker from my home state of Tennessee. She is especially well-liked among women’s organizations.
As a blogger and earlier as an attendee, I’ve been to many editions of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). These are videos that I’ve taken in recent years to give you a nice reminder of how much fun the conference is.
I hope to attend, but don’t have my ducks in a row just yet. (I’ve been too busy getting my new business off the ground and it just hit me today.)
Join me in jumping in the wayback machine and remember the days with these videos:
2010 Phyllis Schafly Discuss how conservatives defeated the moderate “RINOs” and her suggestions for the future of the conservative movement
In 2011, someone appeared dressed as Sarah Palin, and doing a pretty darn good job of it. Her fans were not happy but at first, people followed her around like she was the real thing:
Also in 2011, I caught up with Herman Cain at a CPAC Party and asked him about his position on jobs. This originally appeared on my former blog, Katy’s Conservative Corner.
In 2012, Rick Perry visited the Blogger Room yet said he had too much going on in Texas to run for the Presidency:
The late Andrew Breitbart discussed his participation in “Occupy Unmasked” with Citizens United and gave kudos to the right-wing media:
Here’s the entire Breitbart Presentation shot by another blogger with a tripod:
Wow, I need to get back to CPAC and I hope you attend, too!.
Welcome back to the North Carolina Beagle Watchdog.
Between retiring my former blog, Katy’s Conservative Corner, and starting the North Carolina Beagle Watchdog, I continued to tweet and write about political issues in other capacities. I also started a radio station, WKKM-DB, the DB standing for Digital Broadcasting, instead of AM or FM. The station is online only and broadcasts to the world. There are other political media in the works for me but that is down the road. Stay tuned.
Also, I’ve been an active mom at my son’s school. It’s important to help with your children’s education and keep the children informed about the activities of their government. School choice is a vital issue, with charter schools and home schools a must.
Currently, I’m at the Defending the Dream Summitin Dallas, Texas and we are having so much fun 0n Blogger’s row. I thank the Washington Times for sponsoring us. The Americans for Prosperity puts on this conference yearly and I’ve been to nearly every one. It’s always a great time to connect with fiscal conservatives from all over the United States.