Senator Dole is a leading candidate for the 1996 GOP presidential nomination. Congressman Gingrich has announced he will not seek the nomination in 1996.
The ACA is touting the conference (March 9-10) as one of the most important conferences of the year. Also speaking at the conference will be senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Chafee (R-RI), Strom Thurmond (R-SC), and congressmen Bill Brewster (D-OK) and Bill Thomas (R-CA).
ACA Executive Vice President J. Ray Morgan said it was the "perfect time for DCs to convene in the nation's capitol to send a unified message to the new GOP majority."