Rand Paul Wins Big in CPAC Straw Poll, Again
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pulled another first place win in the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll with 31 percent of the vote. Sen. Ted Cruz came in a distance second with 11 percent of the vote, and Neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson came in third place.
Rand Paul's office released a statement contending:
"The fight for liberty continues, and we must continue to stand up and say: We're free and no one, no matter how well-intentioned, will take our freedoms from us."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in fourth with 8 percent, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Sen. Rick Santorum tied with 7 percent.
While Marco Rubio finished second to Rand Paul in CPAC 2013's straw poll, this year he only garnered 6 percent of the vote. Rep. Paul Ryan and Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied at three percent.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Gov. Sarah Palin tied at 2 percent.