Gov. Rick Scott to join Rubio, Cruz, Jindal, Perry at Orlando conservative summitby George Bennett | August 7th, 2013
Americans For Prosperity, the conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, has added Gov. Rick Scott as keynote speaker for its Aug. 30-31 Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando.
The event, similar to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, has emerged as an early beauty contest for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are part of the speaker’s lineup.
“Since taking office two years ago, (Scott) has fought hard for the principles of economic freedom, leading to impressive job creation, better education, and a balanced budget all without raising taxes,” said AFP Foundation President Tim Phillips.