Cruz wins CPAC straw poll
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Presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzTrump wants to cut red tape? He should start with the CFPB. Why President Trump should choose Maureen Ohlhausen to lead the FTC Trump to speak at CPAC MORE won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s straw poll Saturday with 40 percent of the vote, easily beating the second-place finisher, Marco RubioMarco RubioSchumer: GOP will break from Trump within months GOP loses top Senate contenders How does placing sanctions on Russia help America? MORE.

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Rubio garnered 30 percent support, while party front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWH adviser Stephen Miller: 'Nothing wrong' with Trump travel order Mellman: Rating the presidents Webb: The future of conservatism MORE came in third place, with 15 percent, and John Kasich took 8 percent.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Kasich were tied for top vice presidential pick. 

Trump surprised organizers by pulling out of a scheduled speaking slot on Saturday morning to attend a rally in Kansas instead.