Rubio will speak at CPAC 2013

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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 RubioGroups unendorse Grayson after domestic violence allegations Trump postpones Hispanic roundtable Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense 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 RyanBiden should have been the clear choice for vice president Trump, Clinton intelligence briefings likely to start next week Clinton maps out first 100 days 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.

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