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Weatherford's dance card getting full

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford’s star continues to glisten in conservative circles.

The American Conservative Union announced today that Weatherford is a “rising elected leader” and will speak at its annual conference from March 14 to March 16 in National Harbor, Md.

The 33-year-old Wesley Chapel Republican, Florida’s youngest House Speaker in 55 years, will join eight other “featured speakers who will introduce what they are doing in their states to promote the conservative movement and agenda.”

They include:

 -- New Hampshire Rep. Marilinda Garcia

 -- Connecticut Senator Art Linares

 -- Michigan Rep. and assistant majority leader Lisa Posthumus Lyons

 -- New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

 -- Nebraska Senator Beau McCoy

 -- West Virginia Delegate John B. McCuskey

 -- Franklin County, OH., auditor Clarence Mingo

 -- Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon

Other speakers at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC,  include Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-WI, and his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy, who were on MTV’s The Real World.

“We are thrilled to welcome these young elected leaders to the CPAC, as they represent the bright future of the conservative movement,” said ACU chairman Al Cardenas, a former chairman of the Florida Republican Party. “This year in particular, we are focused on ensuring young conservatives have the tools they need to succeed.”

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