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In the meantime we're watching the C pac meeting this is the annual Conservative Political Action Committee -- underway now in Maryland.
The first major gathering of conservative since president Obama's reelection in November and it's the newcomers -- were causing the buzz with the first look at the field for the White House in 2016.
Kids you know -- Steve -- looking -- that now Gaylord national resort.
Who will we hear from today Steve good morning.
Good morning bill conservatives hoping of course to strengthen their message in the wake of that November election launching their 3 day meeting this morning.
It begins -- speeches by a number of high profile people.
They've been getting under -- despite an hour ago just outside DC as the GOP tries to regroup and pave the way for victories in 2014 and 2016.
On the agenda today Utah senator Mike -- senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
And former South Carolina senator Jim -- and one of the first speakers this morning.
Was former Florida congressman Allen west to outlined a conservative manifesto.
Because conservatives believe that it is our moral duty to us our our fellow -- Regardless of race sex affiliation all prayed at what we -- We believe that it is the State's duty to get out of the way.
And US said the days of hand for the next generation of conservatives to step forward how do you see this is a -- -- The 2016.
In that campaign Steve.
Well it's all -- now for one thing there's going to be a straw poll 120 -- straw poll to see you conservatives are favoring.
At this point -- very early stage in the process.
Some of the top contenders.
For that post in 2016 we'll speak at the conference and they are former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Florida senator Marco Rubio Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal there -- others of course also notable.
-- the names not on the speaking list those include New Jersey governor Chris Christie who voiced support for the president in the wake of hurricane sandy.
And Virginia governor Bob McDonnell who raise taxes in his state.
On the list of speakers is Texas senator Ted Cruz who was asked by Fox's Greta Van Susteren what message the GOP needs to send voters.
The message is that Republicans need to get back to two words growth and opportunity.
-- this last election Republicans generally in the -- Margaret Thatcher Thatcher famously said first you win the argument then you win the vote.
That's -- -- congress runs through Saturday got to thank you Steve -- speeches coming up Steve Centanni live in our bureau.
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