Cruz wins CPAC straw poll
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Presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzGraham, Cruz proposal to defund the U.N. is misguided Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Dissenting nominees give hope to GOP skeptics of Trump 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 RubioRubio wades into Trump-Lewis feud 19 companies that Trump has tweeted about Ex-Dem gov: I would have picked Giuliani over Tillerson MORE.

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Rubio garnered 30 percent support, while party front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCongress must ensure charities remain safety net for patients Biden to receive ‘welcome home’ rally in Wilmington Health pick’s trades put STOCK Act in spotlight 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.