Sarah Palin to Make Keynote Speech at CPAC

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 11, after four years of consistently rejecting the top spot at the high-profile conservative conference in Washington, D.C.

“Few national conservative leaders in America today energize and inspire our grassroots activists like Governor Sarah Palin," American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said in a statement. "Her strong record of leadership, championing of our shared principles and magnetic personality have made Sarah Palin a hero to millions of conservatives across the country. As we ready for the critical 2012 election, I’m honored to welcome Governor Palin to the Conservative Political Action Conference for the first-time ever.”

GOP candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will attend this year’s convention, as will bestselling conservative author Ann Coulter, and Sens. Jim DeMint and Marco Rubio, among others.

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