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Where’s Weyermuller? Networking & Racking up the Selfies at CPAC 2019

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Gov. Scott Walker w/ Jasmine Hauser, Yvonne Bolton, Stephanie Trussell & Mark Weyermuller 

By Mark Weyermuller - 

The American Conservative Union founded and hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the birthplace of modern conservatism. CPAC combines ideas with action to leverage the strength of thousands of grassroots activists to break through the resistance of Washington’s powerful elites. It was held the last week of February at Gaylord Resorts in National Harbor, Maryland just outside of Washington D.C.

The four-day conference begins with Activism Boot Camp, an unparalleled initiative that brings together the finest conservative organizations involved in activism training and campaign management. The remaining three days of the conference unite the political leaders of the conservative movement with the people who make up the movement. It was attended by 10,000 people, the largest CPAC to date according to Matt Schlapp, ACU Chairman.

President Donald J. Trump spoke, along with Vice President Mike Pence. Hundreds of other speakers appeared on the main stage, panels, radio row, exhibit hall, and breakout rooms. 

I took about 500 photos with only a small portion being selfies. It was a great opportunity to meet and interact with leaders, activists, and just regular patriots from across the country. Below is a handful of people I saw that you might know. 

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My Pillow creator Mike Lindell

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Congressman Dan Crenshaw

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Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk

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Alan Keyes

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Stephanie Trussell (WLS 890–AM), Brandon Straka (Walk Away Founder) 

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Ronna Romney McDaniels, chairman of the Republican National Committee

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Kellyanne Conway, presidential advisor

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Genevieve Peters from Family America Project

The CPAC 2019 general theme all week was “What Makes America Great” with conservatives promoting freedom, liberty, and opportunity.  I encourage anyone interested in politics and public policy to attend CPAC 2020 on February 26-March 1, 2020.

Save the date and I’ll see you there. 2020 being an election year, my guess is President Donald J. Trump will be attending. 

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Mark Weyermuller is small business person, real estate professional, and conservative activist in Chicago. He is a citizen journalist and regular contributor to Illinois Review. Mark can be heard weekly on the radio in a "man in the street segment" at 5:31pm as a regular guest on the Stephanie Trussell Show heard Saturday afternoons 3-6pm on 50,000 watt WLS 890-AM.

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