Jeb Bush’s appearance at CPAC next month marks his first time speaking before the group. Let the Tea Leaves of 2016 commence.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) February 5, 2013
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March, making one of the essential appointments for potential GOP presidential candidates and party leaders in between election cycles.
The American Conservative Union, which organizes CPAC, previously announced that Bush was on the list of conservative leaders invited to speak at the March conference.
As the Fix wrote last year, Bush is well-positioned to lead the GOP as it re-examines its policies on immigration and fiscal issues in the wake of November’s electoral losses. He warned the GOP in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in January not to be “shortsighted” on immigration reform.
Other confirmed speakers include Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rand Paul (Ky.), former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), who will give the keynote.