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CPAC Instills Vetting Process for Affiliates

By Amy Woods   |   Monday, 08 Aug 2011 05:26 AM

The John Birch Society and the gay Republican group GOProud are history — as far as the Conservative Political Action Conference is concerned, according to the liberal website Slate.com.
 
Slate reported that a vetting process for CPAC sponsors and exhibitors, led by Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, has begun and that a few groups have been ejected. CPAC has removed groups from the conference before, and removing GOProud is not a surprise, Slate.com says.

The John Birch Society and GOProud came onboard after President Barack Obama’s election. From 2008 to 2010, CPAC widened its members-only list to include the Birchers and GOProud, to bring as many conservatives as possible into the CPAC fold, Slate.com reports.

The pendulum has swung again — Obama looks beatable going into 2012, and the conservatives are reshuffling the deck, according to Slate.com.
 
“The flash of GOProud . . .  isn’t as necessary,” Slate.com reports.

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The John Birch Society and the gay Republican group GOProud are history as far as the Conservative Political Action Conference is concerned, according to the liberal website Slate.com. Slate reported that a vetting process for CPAC sponsors and exhibitors, led by Al...
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