Jim DeMint, Chris Christie Skipping CPAC 2011Submitted by bobbyw24 on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 12:57
One invitation has been followed by a lot of rejection for the Conservative Political Action Conference.
After event organizers decided to allow GOProud, a gay Republican group, to be a "participating organization" for a second straight year, social conservative organizations like the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America decided they wouldn't be coming out. Ditto for the Heritage Foundation and the American Family Association. Now, two more leading conservatives have announced they're going to skip March's festivities.
"With leading conservatives organizations not participating this year, Senator [Jim] DeMint will not be attending. He hopes to attend a unified CPAC next year," a spokesman for the South Carolina Republican told CNN.