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Ron Paul Won’t Attend CPAC Without $50K Fee

by ELIZABETH FLOCK, USNews.com  |  published on February 18, 2013

Ron Paul won’t attend the Conservative Political Action Conference this March after he was declined a $50,000 speaking fee he requested, Whispers has learned.

A CPAC spokeswoman confirmed that the American Conservative Union, which runs the conference, had invited the former Texas congressman and presidential candidate and that he declined the invitation.

“We do not give speaking fees, and unfortunately that is a barrier to some speakers,” CPAC spokeswoman Laura Rigas tells Whispers.

Megan Stiles, a spokeswoman for Paul’s political organization Campaign for Liberty, says Paul isn’t attending because he’s retired. The former congressman’s typical speaking fee is $50,000.

Though Paul attended CPAC most of the years he was in Congress, he skipped the conference last year to focus on campaigning, making him the only Republican presidential candidate not to attend.

When Paul addressed CPAC in 2011, he told an enthusiastic crowd that he was “glad to see the revolution was continuing.”

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