American Conservative Union

Have A Phil Crane Christmas

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
During Rep. Phil Crane’s post-Army career in advertising, where he learned and honed the skills that would help him sell conservatism as a Member of Congress and chairman of the American Conservative Union, Phil Crane wrote a then-popular Christmas song, “Little Sandy Sleighfoot.”

CPAC is Back as a Real Forum for Conservatives

Ian Walters, American Conservative Union

The American Conservative Union (ACU), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), announced that Mark Levin, Senator Ted Cruz, and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina will deliver remarks at CPAC 2015.

Red Alert: Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union Resigns

Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union and longtime confidant of former Governor Jeb Bush has abruptly resigned as ACU Chairman. Cardenas' resignation has sparked immediate speculation that a Bush presidential campaign is imminent and that Cardenas will have a leading role.

Al Cardenas Resigns as American Conservative Union Chairman

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

Al Cardenas is stepping down as chairman of the American Conservative Union after spending more than three years leading the nation’s oldest grass-roots conservative organization.

The Biggest Inside Secret From CPAC 2014

Although Indiana's principled limited government constitutional conservative Governor Mike Pence wasn't even at this year's CPAC, and he barely registered on the CPAC straw poll, Pence's name kept coming up as the one potential Republican presidential candidate who has all the tools necessary to rebuild the winning Republican coalition.

Bozell, Bossie Attack CPAC's Handling of Atheist Group

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart

The Conservative Political Action Conference reversed its invitation to allow American Atheists to have a booth at this year's event. But the original invitation prompted conservative Brent Bozell to pull out of the event, charging that CPAC is "destroying the conservative movement."

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie Joins Conservative Leaders Opposed to Spending Deal

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie has joined the Conservative Action Project's letter telling Republican leaders that Congress and the President have no excuse to violate their existing budget agreement. Conservatives cannot support any legislation that raises spending levels or increases revenue.

ACU Taps Former Bush Squishy

Tal Kopan, Politico

The American Conservative Union announced a new executive director, tapping former George W. Bush admin. official and Sen. Mitch McConnell adviser Dan Schneider. He'll work under the direction of Chairman Al Cardenas.

Keene Named as WTimes Opinion Editor

The Washington Times Staff

David Keene, former president of the NRA and American Conservative Union, aims to expand the paper's reach.