CPAC stars: Ten Republicans to watch (whether you love or loathe them)

CPAC stars: Ten Republicans to watch (whether you love or loathe them)

March 17, 2013
Originally published in The Guardian

CPAC organisers denied GOProud a booth at this year's event. But the Competitive Enterprise Institute used its position as a CPAC sponsor, which gave it the right to host a panel of its choosing, to invite LaSalvia to participate. LaSalvia condemned lingering prejudice on the right, saying: "There are a few in our movement who just don't like gay people, and in 2013 that is just not OK anymore." Given Senator Rob Portman's outspoken support for gay marriage coinciding with this year's CPAC, LaSalvia and GOProud look to have a big year in pushing for gay rights on the right.