Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli both will be speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference next month— a gathering that often provides a stage for presidential hopefuls.
Cuccinelli will be getting the “Defender of the Constitution Award” on Feb. 9. McDonnell will be speaking Feb. 10.
Former governor James Gilmore (R) will be speaking on a panel about whether the Arab Spring is good or bad for the United States.
McDonnell and Cuccinelli have been to the event before.
Who else will be there? Most former and current Republican presidential candidates, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann.
CPAC bills itself as the largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists.
“Governor McDonnell’s leadership in Virginia is evidence that conservative solutions work,’’ said American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas. “His successful agenda for job creation, economic development, education reform and innovation in government provides a stark contrast to President Obama’s failed liberal policies.”