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Sen. Rick Santorum (R.-Pa.) has organized a briefing for bloggers and niche press to discuss the GOP’s 2006 agenda, which he’s dubbed, “Securing America’s Future.”

Sitting before us at the moment are Senators John Cornyn (R.-Tex.), Kit Bond (R.-Mo.) and John Thune (R.-S.D.). We’re also expecting Sen. Norm Coleman (R.-Minn.). Here’s the advisory:

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m., Senator Rick Santorum, Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, and four other senators will host a roundtable discussion with leaders from the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, the 60-Plus Association, the Center for Education Reform, Esperanza USA and the Council for Affordable Healthcare to announce and discuss the Senate Republican Agenda for 2006.

WHO: Senator Rick Santorum, Senate Republican Conference Chairman (R-PA)
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Senator Kit Bond (R-MO)
Senator John Thune (R-SD)
Senator Norm Coleman (R- MN)
Ms. Karen Kerrigan, President, Small Business Entrepreneurship Council
Mr. Jim Martin, President, 60 + Association
Mrs. Jeanne Allen, Founder and President, Center for Education Reform
Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., President and CEO, Esperanza USA
Nona Wegner, Former President, Council for Affordable Healthcare

WHAT: Roundtable Discussion – Open to Local, Regional, Niche Press and New Media

WHERE: Lyndon B. Johnson Room (Room S-211 in the U.S. Capitol)

WHEN: Thursday, March 16 – 2:30 pm

Other bloggers in attendance are Pat Cleary and David Kriliak with the National Association of Manufacturers, Richard Morrison with the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Tim Chapman of