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The nation’s biggest annual conservative political gathering is just around the corner, and once again, the conservative nonprofit that organizes it is using the event to promote special-interest agenda items in exchange for five- and six-figure checks.
Sponsorship packages for the Conservative Political Action Conference detail the extensive benefits that come with financial support for the annual D.C.-area confab. For just $12,000, the American Conservative Union, the group that puts on the annual conference, will blast an ad for your organization to its official email list. A $125,000 contribution will get you two marketing emails, six Twitter posts, six Facebook posts, and two logos on the main CPAC stage.