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CPAC Coming to Hungary Next Week

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is coming to Budapest on May 19-20, according to a Twitter post by Balázs Orbán, the Prime Minister’s political director.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson will be the biggest name to appear from abroad, while Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will be the keynote speaker on the Hungarian side. Carlson, however, will only be attending remotely and won’t be making a personal appearance at the event.

The Budapest event will only be an adjunct CPAC, as the larger, annual event was previously held this past February in Florida. The original date for CPAC Hungary was in March, prior to the Hungarian elections, when they had hoped to lure former President Donald Trump to Budapest.

Beyond their ideological affinity for one other, Tucker Carlson and Viktor Orbán also have a connection through the television host’s father, lobbyist Richard Carlson. According to 444, the Orbán government hired the senior Carlson’s company, Policy Impact Stategic Communications, to lobby for it in Congress in the fall of 2018. [444]

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