Another likely contender for the GOP presidential nomination has confirmed an appearance at the state Republican Party’s “First-in-the-Nation Leadership Summit” in mid-April.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has become the 12th potential candidate to tell the NHGOP that he will attend what is rapidly becoming a huge event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua on April 17 and 18.
He is scheduled to speak on Friday, April 17.
“It’s always great to come back to the Granite State,” Rubio said. “I’m looking forward to speaking with my fellow Republicans at the NHGOP’s #FITN Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua on April 17.”
NHGOP chairman Jennifer Horn said, “Senator Rubio is a rising star in our party, and we are pleased that he has committed to attend our summit. New Hampshire Republicans are looking forward to hearing more about his plans to move our country forward.”
The New Hampshire Journal reported over the past several days that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham have also signed on to appear.
Also confirmed are former Ambassador John Bolton, former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New York Rep. Peter King, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.