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Coulter to address conservative women’s summit

Right-wing celebrity pundit Ann Coulter is set to be the featured speaker at the "2013 Bridging the Gap Women's Summit" on Aug. 23-24 in downtown Charleston, S.C.

An announcement said the summit will bring together “150 of the nation's most influential conservative women to address how the Republican Party can better appeal to women voters and cultivate female leadership.”

Coulter, author and a frequent shock pundit on radio and TV news programs, will be a keynote speaker. Coulter has come under fire for a series of anti-gay remarks over the years, although she has been honored by at least one gay GOP group.

Star Parker, an author and founder a think tank that claims to promote anti-poverty policies, also will be a keynote speaker.

Summit founder Karen Floyd, in a news release, said, “The Republican Party needs to invest in female leadership if it wants to bridge the gap with women voters. We plan to leave this summit with tangible solutions on how to accomplish that goal.”

Floyd said there will be panels on how to grow the GOP. "The women we invited for these panels are experts in their fields,” she said. “They're elected officials, business owners, policy experts and political activists. We want all voices to be heard, and the time for us to act is now."

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