WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Times and American Conservative Union's CPAC announced today that the Washington-based newspaper and media company will sponsor this year's annual CPAC Straw Poll.
This year's Washington Times CPAC Straw Poll will create a benchmark for the 2012 political season and provide a clear focus on the Republicans leading the race for the presidential nomination to be awarded in Tampa in sixteen months
David Keane, Chairman, American Conservative Union, and Washington Times President, Thomas P. McDevitt, will announce the results of this year's poll on Saturday afternoon, February 12, 2011.
"The Washington Times CPAC Straw Poll signals the real beginning of the 2012 campaign season," said McDevitt. "All of us at the Times are proud to provide our customers and voters nationwide with valuable, real time insight on who is leading the GOP pack in the most important political race of all."
"The partnership with The Washington Times provides the Straw Poll with a media sponsor with a strong following among Conservatives and Republicans throughout the United States," said Keane.
McDevitt added that the sponsorship of "The Washington Times CPAC Straw Poll" places the news organization front and center in media coverage of the 2012 campaign.
"With Republican candidates already positioning for an early lead," McDevitt said, "the 2012 Presidential race promises to be one of the most exciting and pivotal elections in decades. And the Times intends to be at the forefront of coverage and commentary, right from the start."
The American Conservative Union (ACU) is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. The ACU Ratings are the gold standard for determining a Congressman or Senator's conservative voting record. The American Conservative Union Foundation's annual CPAC meeting is the largest gathering of conservatives annually.
The Washington Times Company is a newspaper and multi-media company headquartered in Washington, D.C. It publishes The Washington Times, Washington Times National Weekly and washingtontimes.com. It is also a partner in the fast growing morning radio program, America's Morning News, heard on over 110 stations across the United States.
SOURCE The Washington Times Company