GOP Presidential Hopefuls At Western Conservative Summit

June 27, 2015
Photo: Rick Perry, Western Conservative Summit 2015 (AP Photo)
Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, hosted by the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University's think tank, in Denver, Saturday, June 27, 2015. 

Updated 7:30 a.m. Sunday:

Five Republican presidential hopefuls were in Denver Saturday talking to a group of conservative activists.

The Western Conservative Summit is a gathering of about 4,000 conservatives. The crowd heard Friday speeches from tea party activists and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

The gathering Friday concentrated on last week's Supreme Court rulings and what they mean for the GOP. The Court last week upheld President Obama's health care overhaul and made gay marriage legal in all 50 states.

Santorum, who won Colorado's GOP presidential caucuses in 2012 and 2008, said the gay marriage ruling was "based on a lie" that gay-marriage opponents are motivated by discrimination.

On Saturday, the event drew a trio of governors -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The group also heard remarks from businesswoman Carly Fiorina and neurosurgeon Ben Carson.