CPAC opens in Washington

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) begins in Washington, D.C., featuring a who's who of conservative politics.

Members of the audience watch as Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli accepts the "Defender of the Constitution Award" from National Rifle Association President David Keene at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, Thursday, February 9, 2012. The annual political conference draws thousands of supporters and prominent conservative figures. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

Members of the audience watch as Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli accepts the "Defender of the Constitution Award" from National Rifle Association President David Keene at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, Thursday, February 9, 2012. The annual political conference draws thousands of supporters and prominent conservative figures. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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