Robinson, Whatley among CPAC speakers

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

RALEIGH – North Carolina Republicans will be well-represented at a nationwide gathering of conservative activists.

Several officials, including Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson and N.C. Republican Party chairman Michael Whatley, will speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. later this week.

Whatley will be part of a panel discussion about election integrity along with Tommy Hicks, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Matt Whitaker, former acting U.S. Attorney General.

Lt. Gov. Robinson will emcee a discussion on college tuition with three U.S. Reps. from the state. Joining Robinson will be Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Ted Budd (NC-13), and Virginia Foxx (NC-05).

Launched in 1974, CPAC brings together hundreds of conservative organizations, thousands of activists, millions of viewers says it is the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world.