Top Pro-Marriage politicians opt out of CPAC


CPAC’s decision to allow GOProud this year continues to have negative repercussions, as USA Today reports:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who is thinking of running for president, hasn't yet responded to an invitation from the American Conservative Union to speak at CPAC, which has been held since the

Ex-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, whose 2008 presidential bid was boosted by social conservatives, is reported to be skipping the event. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., a leading conservative and a co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, has declined to speak to CPAC.

… The American Principles Project, a conservative group, sent a letter in November to the American Conservative Union protesting GOProud's involvement and has been a leader in the boycott.

Since then, several other influential social conservative organizations -- such as the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and American Values -- have said they'll skip the conference, which annually draws thousands of people.