(KMOV.com) – Texas Governor Rick Perry. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder. Former Congressman Todd Akin. Kansas Governor Sam Brownbeck. These are just a few of the big names local Republicans attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in St. Charles were able to hear speak today.
About 1500 people registered to attend Saturday’s regional CPAC event in St. Charles. The event gives conservatives the chance to hear from area Republican Party members.
Local Republicans and national speakers took to the podium to talk about the need to cut taxes, reduce regulations and eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Another big issue at hand was funding for the government and the possibility of the impending shutdown.
Other speakers included several state representatives from Missouri and other states, as well as, anti-tax crusader Governor Norquist.
Stay tuned to News 4 and KMOV.com for updates on the conference.