Two of President Obama's former competitors will head to his home turf this summer for a massive conservative conference: Herman Cain and Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Scheduled for Friday, June 8, CPAC Chicago is billing the conservative gathering as an offensive move, bringing "the fight for the future of America directly to President Barack Obama’s backyard," according to a release announcing the initial speaker lineup.
"As a Presidential Candidate, Congresswoman Bachmann continued her strong advocacy of conservative principles, which she has championed throughout her time in public service," American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said in a prepared statement. "We are thrilled to have Congresswoman Bachmann help us bring our message of more freedom and more prosperity."
CPAC Chicago 2012 will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, near O'Hare International Airport, according to the release. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal also plans to deliver a speech at the midwestern gathering. "Invited speakers" include Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul among others, though neither CPAC nor the former Presidential candidates have confirmed whether they plan to appear.