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    Republican presidential candidates have flocked to Orlando, Florida, for the party's Sunshine Summit at Rosen Shingle Creek.

    Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Linsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Ben Carson will address GOP supporters on Friday at the start of the two-day conference.

    Rick Santorum, Jim Gilmore, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Carly Fiorina will take the stage Saturday.

    On Thursday, former Vice President Dick Cheney kicked off the summit at a Republican Party of Florida fundraising dinner in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, by accusing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton of setting up a private email server when she was secretary of state to avoid having her messages sent to the National Archives, the Associated Press reported.

    "I think she's in big trouble," said Cheney to loud applause.

    Cheney, whose hawkish policies during the administration of President George W. Bush led critics to call him Darth Vader, embraced the dark side by taking the stage to the "Imperial March" from "Star Wars," the Orlando Sentinel reported.