- The annual Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, kicks off this week near Washington, DC. For the past few years, due to Covid-19 restrictions, CPAC relocated to Florida for the main conference and also held regional gatherings in Texas and on the west coast.
- This year, however, CPAC is back to form at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Habor, Maryland, just outside the beltway swamp.
Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the conference on Saturday. Other declared 2024 candidates, including Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, are also on the agenda over the next couple of days. Haley will speak on Friday morning and Ramaswamy is scheduled for Friday afternoon. Notably, Ron DeSantis and Mike Pence will be absent from this year’s CPAC event.