Allen West Republic Goes to #CPAC2013


My bags are packed and I am ready to go! This is a brand new adventure. I am excited and scared all at the same time. What an opportunity to be in a place with like minded people. I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support I received to take on this new venture. I am humbled and honored to be able to go to CPAC 2013 and live blog the events.

Remember to check back here during the day for live updates, photo’s and more.

Enormous thank you to those who wished to remain nameless but believing enough in me to go and represent our conservative values. You know who you are, there are plenty of you. Last but not least, John Swetland, Mark Bonner, Leslie Burt, Gloria Schmidt, Andrea Plescia, Craig, Robin, Patty, Lori, Dennis, Maggie, Gilleigh, Melinda & Gary  (there are WAY too many to name here) thank you for believing in me. My father Paul Clark @pclark43 has always believed and encouraged me, but you my friends have gone above and beyond in your support. I could not do any of this without you. Thank You

Look out Allen West and CPAC, Tanya is ready!

Allen West talks to Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union at #CPAC2013 @AlCardenasACU


Col. Allen B. West talks to Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union. Cardenas talks about the next generation of conservative leaders. CPAC is attracting thousands of visitors, many of them very young. Cardenas wants to attract a broader coalition of conservatives. Hear how.


CPAC: ACU Chairman Al Cardenas Sees Promise in the Next Generation of Conservatives



CPAC 2013 Announces Allen West to Speak – Register Today


Published: January 24, 2013
Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388,

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced that former U.S. Representatives Artur Davis and Allen West will join former Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño in addressing CPAC 2013—the 40thannual Conservative Political Action Conference.

“Today I am honored to announce that Artur Davis, Allen West and former Governor Luis Fortuño will all be featured CPAC speakers in March,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “They have all served our country with distinction and I look forward to welcoming them to the stage.”

Artur Davis is a former four-term Democratic Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama and a current fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. A columnist, contributor, and licensed attorney in Washington, D.C., Davis previously served as a federal prosecutor with a near 100 percent trial-conviction record and as Co-Chairman of Obama for America.

Before becoming the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Governor 2008, Luis Fortuño served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2004-2008. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor of Puerto Rico since 1969, and the first Republican representative from Puerto Rico to be elected to Congress in its history.

Allen West, formerly a U.S. Representative representing Florida’s 18th Congressional District, served in the U.S. Army retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years before being elected to office. His committee assignments included the House Armed Services and Small Business Committees during the 112th Congress.

The 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, to be held March 14-16, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, will provide three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values. The ACU has hosted CPAC in the Nation’s Capital since 1973, and it now stands as the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the country. For additional information, visit our website at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) will open on February 1, 2013. The CPAC 2013 schedule and list of confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: U.S. Senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, former Senator Rick Santorum and Congressman Paul Ryan.

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.

JOIN Congressman Allen West for CPAC 2012 – Register TODAY- Check out the Video

Congressman Allen West is now a confirmed speaker 11/4/11

ACU Announces Congressman Allen West to Address CPAC 2012

Country’s Leading Conservative Organization Prepares to Host

39th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference


ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Congressman Allen West (FL – 22) will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2012 – the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative activists and conservative leaders will be held Thursday, February 9 – Saturday, February 11, 2012, in Washington, DC. Online registration is now open at

“Congressman Allen West is a true patriot and a great friend of the American Conservative Union.  In his short time in Congress, Allen West has proved himself a principled, conservative leader, fighting for more freedom, at home and abroad, and working to limit the growth of government to ensure American families keep more of their hard-earned dollars,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “The American Conservative Union looks forward to hosting CPAC next February as the premier venue to highlight conservative leaders, principles and policies in 2012.”

Every year, the ACU brings thousands of grassroots conservatives and conservative leaders together in Washington, DC for three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values. Based on this year’s theme, “We STILL Hold These Truths”, CPAC 2012 will feature grassroots training and strategizing to strengthen the conservative movement and ensure conservatives have the resources and tools necessary to defeat the Obama agenda in 2012.

The American Conservative Union is America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and was founded in 1964. The ACU has hosted CPAC in the Nation’s Capital since 1973.  To register for CPAC 2012, receive more information on this exciting event or learn more about the American Conservative Union, visit

Contact: Kristy Campbell, (703) 836-8602,

All the information you need to register is found here: CPAC