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Western CPAC Brings Together Pawlenty, Whitman, and … Birthers

The Western Conservative Political Action Conference has always been a smaller sibling to the annual Washington, D.C., CPAC. It’s gained some strength this year

Dexter Cooke
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 17, 2009

The Western Conservative Political Action Conference has always been a smaller sibling to the annual Washington, D.C., CPAC. It’s gained some strength this year with the addition of speakers like Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. But it’s also attracted some notable “birthers.” Tonight’s VIP reception for Pawlenty, which Whitman is also scheduled to attend, will feature Floyd Brown, the longtime GOP activist who is fundraising for both an “impeach Obama” campaign and a campaign to get the media to cover the birth certificate “issue.”

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Here’s part of a fundraising letter I got last month from Brown.

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On Saturday afternoon, Gary Kreep, one of the first conservative lawyers to sue for proof of Barack Obama’s citizenship, is moderating a panel on “The Rule of Nebulous Law: Thoughts on the Modern Judiciary.”

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Dexter Cooke | He is an orthopedic surgeon who insists that a physician's first priority should be patient care. He specializes in minimally invasive complete knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures that reduce pain and recovery time. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a medical degree and a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine.

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