Gov. Nikki Haley will take part in the annual RedState Gathering of conservatives this weekend in Texas where the lineup includes a number of GOP heavy-hitters, among them former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint from South Carolina.

The sixth annual event will be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth from Thursday through Saturday.

The gathering is hosted by RedState Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson and will bring together 400 conservatives from around the country to hear from elected officials, RedState-endorsed candidates for high office and others, a media announcement said.

The speakers include: Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and state Rep. Scott Turner, all of Texas; DeMint, who heads the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank; former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; Ben Sasse, candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska; Katie Pavlich, a writer for the online magazine; Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott; Haley; Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; and others.

Haley has been a repeat RedState attendee.

In 2011, the group met in Charleston where Perry announced he was running for president, using the gathering as a platform for his White House ambitions.

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