Bachmann adds second Florida conservative event to schedule
Presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is scheduled to speak at CPAC FL in September. The American Conservative Union event — its first regional Conservative Political Action Conference — will be held in Orlando.
It was also recently announced that Bachmann will be attending the policy awards dinner for Florida’s influential affiliate of the Family Research Council, the Florida Family Policy Council. The event will take place at the end of next month.
FFPC is a social conservative group that has supported anti-gay and anti-reproductive rights policies in the past. The group launched a campaign called “Ignite an Enduring Cultural Transformation” in the past year.
“Ignite” aims to raise large amounts of cash for “groups [that] intend to pass anti-gay marriage amendments, curtail abortion rights and, in at least one case, ban ‘transgender bathrooms,’” The American Independent reported.
Already scheduled to attend CPAC FL: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and GOP presidential hopefuls Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.