Romney, Gingrich and Santorum to address AIPAC
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Romney, Gingrich and Santorum to address AIPAC

The three leading contenders for the GOP nod will speak on the morning of Super Tuesday

Raphael Ahren is the diplomatic correspondent at The Times of Israel.

Rick Santorum (left) and Mitt Romney will join Newt Gingrich in addressing AIPAC (photo credit: AP/Jae C. Hong)
Rick Santorum (left) and Mitt Romney will join Newt Gingrich in addressing AIPAC (photo credit: AP/Jae C. Hong)

The three frontrunners in the race for the Republican presidential nomination will address the upcoming policy conference of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives, was already confirmed as a speaker earlier this week, but on Tuesday former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum joined him on the list of speakers at the annual gathering, billed as the largest meet for the Zionist camp.

According to an AIPAC tweet, the three candidates will address the lobby Tuesday morning, March 6.

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The date is significant because on that day, known as Super Tuesday, 10 states will hold Republican presidential primaries. It is widely expected that Tuesday’s results will determine who will be the Republican challenger to President Barack Obama in November.

AIPAC used to not allow presidential hopefuls to address its annual conference, but the group changed its policy in 2004.

On Sunday, Obama will address the conference, as will Shimon Peres. Benjamin Netanyahu will speak the next day.

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