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CPAC Extends Speaking Invitation To Chris Christie After Last Year's Snub

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“We are very excited to announce that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at CPAC 2014," ACU Chairman Al Cardenas told Yahoo News. "At this year's CPAC - and through our theme 'ACU's Golden Anniversary: Getting It Right for 50 Years' - we will celebrate how conservatism has shaped our past and look to the future with excitement. This will be the year that conservatives begin pulling the nation back from the brink of Barack Obama's disaster with a movement that inspires, unites, and discovers new solutions to our current challenges.”

The organization notably snubbed the governor last year after he turned against congressional Republicans in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Other confirmed speakers at the confab, which is scheduled for March 6-8, include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R).