Who came out better after the 2012 elections: Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan?
The Wisconsin congressman is just publicly emerging from his shellshock loss as part of Mitt Romney's failed presidential campaign.
But Ryan was picked over the Florida Senator for the VP slot, which gave the House budget chairman load of publicity. And just in time, too, he has to grapple with a DC-novela partly of his own making: the "fiscal cliff."
The two will address the foundation named after another one-time Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Jack Kemp. Both Rubio and Ryan have cited Kemp as an influence.
From an email:
Who: The Kemp Foundation will honor Sen. Marco Rubio with the Kemp Leadership Award. Rep. Paul Ryan, 2011 recipient of the Kemp Leadership Award, will deliver the keynote address. Both speakers will speak about the American Idea of individual empowerment and economic growth.
When Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner Program & Awards Presentation
Where: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Why: The Kemp Leadership Award recognizes that individual who has shown exceptional leadership in public policy or private enterprise in advancing the American Idea.
About: The Jack Kemp Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to advancing the universal values of the American Idea of growth, freedom, democracy and hope. Each of our programs is intended to foster the spirit of leadership that Jack Kemp demonstrated, expand the impact of powerful ideas on public policy, and prepare a new generation of leaders who can translate principled ideas into action.