Look, I think for DeSantis it's a missed opportunity for him not to be at CPAC," Mrs. Schlapp told The Washington Times. "This is CPAC. It is the heart of the movement. This is where all the grassroots activists come from all over the country. And they want to hear from the leaders of our party."
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For 40 years, Americans have benefited from The Times' journalism," said Mercedes Schlapp, CPAC senior fellow, co-host of "CPAC NOW: America Uncanceled," and a onetime columnist for the newspaper and website.
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