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CPAC 2022 lineup features DeSantis, Scott, Rubio, Gaetz

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Miami. (Marta Lavandier/ AP Photo)
Talia Blake
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Miami. (Marta Lavandier/ AP Photo)

Gov. Ron DeSantis and several other Florida GOP leaders are scheduled to speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicks off in Orlando on Thursday.

The 2022 CPAC agenda features a list of talks that attack the teaching of critical race theory in schools and cancel culture, along with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, such as lockdowns, vaccine requirements and mask mandates.

DeSantis has made headlines across the country for his opposition to what he considers government-infringement on people's liberties. He's widely considered a possible GOP presidential frontrunner in 2024.

Several of the sessions have titles blasting "woke culture," mainstream news outlets and social media platforms.

The event starts on Thursday and wraps up on Sunday.

Other statewide elected officials scheduled to speak at the nation's premiere conservative conference are Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

U.S. Rep Byron Donalds (R-Naples) and Congressman Matt Gaetz, who's under federal investigation for possible sex crimes, are also listed among the events featured speakers.

Former President Donald Trump is headlining the event with a speech on Saturday evening.

After a brief stint as Morning Edition Producer at The Public’s Radio in in Rhode Island, Talia Blake returned to WMFE, the station that grew her love for public radio. She graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). While at UCF, she was an intern for WMFE’s public affairs show, Intersection. In her spare time, Talia is an avid foodie and enjoys working out.
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