C-SPAN's coverage of the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) continues Friday with speeches by the leading presidential candidates and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.
The three top GOP candidates for the Republican nomination -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum -- are taking a break from the campaign trial to address attendees. Rep. Ron Paul was invited to speak but will instead continue campaigning.
Also today, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) speak at the convention. Other featured speakers include author Ann Coulter.
More than 10,000 conservatives are in Washington DC through the weekend to listen and participate in a variety of speeches and panels aimed at promoting political activism.