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CPAC has long been a stopping point for GOP presidential aspirants. Rubio, who has spoken at previous CPACs in previous years, is seen as a likely contender for the nomination.

"My friend Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio wades into Trump-Lewis feud 19 companies that Trump has tweeted about Ex-Dem gov: I would have picked Giuliani over Tillerson MORE has quickly become one of our nation's most prominent conservative leaders," American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said in the release announcing the news. "Sen. Rubio's participation will serve as motivation to CPAC attendees and conservatives across the country to take action and bring our country back on track."

Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanWeek ahead: Trump's health pick takes the hot seat Trump criticizes controversial piece of House GOP tax plan Hispanic Dems warn Latinos will be hit hard by ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Wis.) is already scheduled to speak at the event, as is former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.).

The three-day event, in its 40th year, will be held in mid-March.