by Javier Manjarres
The American Conservative Union (ACU) recently named former RPOF Chairman Al Cardenas as its new chairman. I caught up with Chairman Cardenas at CPAC, which just happens to be sponsored by the ACU. Early on in the 2010 Florida U.S. Senate race, Cardenas attempted persuade then candidate Marco Rubio to run for the state’s Attorney General position and let former Governor Charlie Crist run unopposed against Congressman Kendrick Meek. This fact was “inside baseball” until Cardenas publicly endorsed Governor Crist- my well-honed fin was in the thick of the murky backroom dealings in 2010 Senatorial waters 😉 Chairman Cardenas also addressed the controversy surrounding one of it’s board members, Sukhail Khan, and he even acknowledged the efforts of yours truly, El Sharko, for being awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year award- Good Luck Chairman Cardenas!