Thousands of Conservatives and politicians are gathering in Washington this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

CPAC2013 Update: Allen West Hints At A Return, Mike Lees Curious movie pics

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Much of the talk in the hallways has been about who is not attending (NJ Gov. Chris Christie, gay GOP groups like GOProud and Log Cabin Republicans, and crusader Pamela Geller, TheBlaze’s SE Cupp). Still, we at TheBlaze are working on connecting with the rising stars of the Conservative movement who ​are at the conference — like Allen West.

Former Congressman Allen West will be one of the first speakers on the Thursday schedule. Wednesday night, TheBlaze caught up with Mr. West and asked what’s on the horizon for him politically.

“I’m not finished yet,” he said cryptically. “I have more to do.”

CPAC2013 Update: Allen West Hints At A Return, Mike Lees Curious movie pics

Blaze editor Mike Opelka with Allen West. (Photo: TheBlaze)

Javier Manjarres of The Shark-Tank.net is also bouncing around the conference talking with congressman and senators. In one very entertaining interview with first-term Utah Senator Mike Lee, Manjarres learns that the Senator is bilingual, capable of speaking Spanish with great ease and proficiency. And he also has a very unusual selection for his favorite movie of all time:

TheBlaze will be posting regular updates from CPAC2013.