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CPAC Texas Spotlights Trump, Possible Competitors As 2024 Election Chatter Heats Up

The Conservative Political Action Conference, which starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday in Texas, will feature a number of well-known speakers, including former President Donald Trump.

Following disclosures regarding his behaviour on January 6, 2021, the gathering in Dallas will provide insight into the ex-hold president's on conservatives and whether there is room for other candidates in 2024.

On Saturday, Mr. Trump intends to address the crowd.

The former president is toying with a 2024 run to counter the unfavourable narrative from the House committee looking into the riot at the U.S. Capitol in 2021. His favourite candidates did well in primaries this week, and he has positioned himself as a kingmaker in the GOP.

Since Mr. Trump will probably be favourably accepted at the gathering, discussion will centre on potential substitutes.

Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida, may spark rumours of a presidential run with his comments. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas will both speak at the event on their home territory.

However, there are no plans for other 2024 competitors to show up. They include the governors of South Dakota (Kristi Noem) and Florida (Ron DeSantis).

During the height of the pandemic, both governors—who are regarded as emerging GOP stars—made a name for themselves by opposing COVID-19 limits.

Also not scheduled to speak is former Vice President Mike Pence, who rejected Mr. Trump's demands to return the 2020 electoral votes to the states.

To promote a "freedom" agenda for the future and policy victories during the Trump-Pence administration, Mr. Pence has made the rounds at various political gatherings.

Speaking at CPAC Texas will be Steve Bannon, the former Trump strategist who was found guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena.

The most divisive speaker at CPAC, though, is likely to be Viktor Orban, the president of Hungary, who appeals to conservatives with his emphasis on Christian values and mistrust of the international establishment.

The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington News.

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