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Ted Cruz to Speak at 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – The Presidential campaign will come to the Keystone State when U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) addresses the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org

Also announced as speakers for the conference are Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation; State Senator Scott Wagner; Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative; Congressman Mike Kelly; John Gizzi of Newsmax and Jeff Lord of the American Spectator and CNN.  There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

In addition to Senator Cruz, invitations to speak to the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencehave been extended to the remaining candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination: Mr. Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich. 

In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office.

Before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz received national acclaim as the Solicitor General of Texas, the State's chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted was the nation’s youngest Solicitor General, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General of Texas.

In private practice in Houston, Ted spent five years as a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice.

Ted has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court. During Ted’s service as Solicitor General, Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories.

Prior to becoming Solicitor General, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.

Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.

Ted and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline and Catherine.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencewill feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty.  There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.

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John Gizzi, Jeff Lord Named Breakfast Speakers at the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – John Gizzi, national political correspondent for Newsmax and Newsmax TV commentator; and Jeffrey Lord columnist for the American Spectator and CNN commentator will be the breakfast speakers at the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org

Also announced as speakers for the conference are Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, State Senator Scott Wagner,  Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative, Congressman Mike Kelly, and Heritage Foundation President Senator Jim DeMint.  There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

John Gizzi is Newsmax’s chief political columnist and White House correspondent. He is “the man who knows everyone in Washington” as well as many who hold elected positions and party leadership roles throughout America. For many years he held a similar position with the venerable conservative publication Human Events. He has appeared on countless radio and TV shows in America and in Europe.  He is the recipient of the William A Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Jeffrey Lord is a former Associate Political Director in the Reagan White House, as well as an aide to Secretary Jack Kemp at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Lord began his political career as a staff member to Senate Republican Leaders Richard C. Frame and Henry G. Hager.  After an unsuccessful run for the state legislature in 1976, Lord went to Washington where he served as press secretary, legislative director and House Budget Committee state member for Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Bud Shuster, followed by two years as executive assistant to U.S. Senator John Heinz and chief of staff to national Reagan-Bush campaign co-chair Drew Lewis, Reagan’s Secretary of Transportation.

Now a columnist and contributing editor at The American Spectator, Lord is also a columnist at Conservative Review and NewsBusters.  A CNN commentator, he is the author of What America Needs: The Case for Trump and The Borking Rebellion, the story of a U.S. Senate judicial confirmation battle.  He has appeared on some 100 radio talk shows across America, including Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.  His work has been cited on-air by radio host Rush Limbaugh.  He lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencewill feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty.  There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.

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Workshop Topics, Presenter announced for 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include three workshop sessions.  The session topics are: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and Campaigning Like it is 2016, Not 1999.  The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org

In addition to the workshops announced speakers include Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, State Senator Scott Wagner,  Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative and Congressman Mike Kelly, and Heritage Foundation President Senator Jim DeMint.  There will also be four interactive panel presentations.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

This year’s workshop sessions include:

Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You

Presenters:   Kathy Abram, Beth Anne Mumford & Anna McCauslin

Sponsor:        Americans for Prosperity-PA        

Faith of Our Founding Fathers

Presenter:     Louis Petolicchio

Sponsor:        Constitutional Organization of Liberty

Campaigning Like Its 2016, Not 1999

Presenter:     Matt Batzel

Sponsor:        American Majority

The panel presentations this year will include:

Tax Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians

Moderator:    Matthew Brouillette, Commonwealth Foundation

Panelists:      State Representative Seth Grove

                        Beth Anne Mumford, Americans for Prosperity-PA

                        James Paul, Commonwealth Foundation

                        David Taylor, PA Manufacturers Association

Restoring the American Dream

Moderator:    Lenny McAllister, KDKA Radio

Panelists:      State Representative Stephen Bloom

                        Hon. Phil English, Arent/Fox

                        Rev. Dr. Herbert Lusk, II, Greater Exodus Baptist Church

                        Dr. Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College

                        Jennifer A. Marshall, Heritage Foundation

All Politics Are Local

Moderator:    Rose Tennent, Nationally Known Talk Show Host (WPGP, Pittsburgh)

Panelists:      Laureen Cummings, Lackawanna County Commissioner

                        Joe Gale, Montgomery County Commissioner

                        Sam DeMarco, Allegheny County Councilman

                        Lisa Esler, Penn Delco School Board

                        Joe Harford, Walker Township Supervisor

Litigating for Liberty

Moderator:    Kevin Shivers, National Federation of Independent Business/PA

Panelists:      Jordan Lorence, Alliance Defending Freedom

                        David Osborne, Fairness Center

                        Randy Wenger, Independence Law Center

Additional speakers and workshop topics will be announced over the coming weeks.

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