We've got a big announcement

I’m just going to republish the press release that went out:The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – a project of the American Conservative Union Foundation, in association with Young America’s Foundation and Human Events – is happy to announce that RedState.com will sponsor Bloggers Lounge. This is RedState’s first time sponsoring Bloggers Lounge. CPAC 2010 takes place February 18-20 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. As part of its responsibilities, RedState will vet and approve bloggers to attend the CPAC. “It is a pretty big deal this year,” said RedState’s Editor, Erick Erickson. “This is the first year Bloggers Lounge will be located inside the ballroom where the main event happens. Conservatives from across the country will hear people like Marco Rubio and Glenn Beck and bloggers will, for the first time, be in the room with them.”CPAC Director Lisa De Pasquale said, “We’re pleased to have this opportunity to work with Erick Erickson and RedState on CPAC’s Bloggers Lounge. Their expertise, reputation for quality content, and focus on issues important to conservatives make them the logical choice to help us lead CPAC’s modern media efforts.”More than 100 bloggers from both large and small websites will be invited to sit in Bloggers Lounge. They will be given credentials to access the room and special events will be organized for them.To apply for Bloggers Lounge credentials, please email [email protected]NOTE: If you want to be credentialed, please include your name, the name of your blog, your blog’s URL, and your twitter ID if you have one.