- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican with a large Democratic following, has been left off the list of invited speakers at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

Mr. Christie, who has an approval rating of above 70 percent and has been steadily receiving endorsements from key Democratic Party officials for his re-election, has been snubbed, according to Politico. He drew plenty of conservative fire for the extra helpings of praise he heaped on President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, according to Politico.


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CPAC’s official word is that the schedule of speakers and events is still in the works.

“We still have three weeks to CPAC and have several more announcements to go,” Communications Director Laura Keehner Rigas said in an ABC report. “I encourage everyone to hold tight.”

But 40 speakers already made the list, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate; 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney; and Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. And at least one insider is saying Mr. Christie won’t be added.

He’s “not being invited,” the unnamed source said in the ABC report.