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Mitt Romney to address US conservatives in March

Published on Feb 21, 2013 6:15 AM
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney waits for the start of a welterweight bout between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Dec 8, 2012. -- FILE PHOTO : REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - He may have lost the 2012 United States presidential election, but one-time Republican nominee Mitt Romney will take centre stage next month at a key conservative policy conference, organisers said on Wednesday.

Mr Romney's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which as the nation's largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists attracts thousands of guests, will be his first major public appearance since his loss to President Barack Obama last November.

"We look forward to hearing governor Romney's comments on the current state of affairs in America and the world, and his perspective on the future of the conservative movement," chairman Al Cardenas of the American Conservative Union, the CPAC organizer, said in a statement regarding the March 14 to 16 event.

Mr Romney was also quoted, saying he looked forward to offering a "thank you to the many friends and supporters who were instrumental in helping my campaign."

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