The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has announced that its keynote speaker for 2013 will be Wisconsin Congressman and former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
"We are pleased to announce that Congressman Paul Ryan will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013," said Al Cardenas, American Conservative Union Chairman and CPAC host. "From the day he was elected, Chairman Ryan has been a strong voice in Congress for pro-growth, free-market economic policies and has always been a CPAC favorite."
The three-day conference scheduled to begin March 14th has for forty years been one of the biggest conservative meetings in the country. It has served as a major forum for Republicans and conservatives seeking the White House.
While Rep. Ryan has not announced any decisions to seek the GOP nomination for 2016, his CPAC appearance could serve as a first step toward a run for president.