This weekend the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) hosted their annual conference in Washington DC. The event had top conservatives attend such as Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Chris Christie, Ann Coulter, and plenty of others. Each were allotted time to speak in an attempt to secure conservative confidence.
At each of these conferences, CPAC polls an annual straw poll. This year, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky won with 25% of the vote, Rubio falling behind by 2% with 23% of the vote. Rand’s win this year serves as the third time in four years that a Paul had won, walking in the footsteps of his father Ron who had won in 2010 and 2011.
Rand Paul had this to say on his official Facebook page.
It is humbling to win the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, an honor once bestowed upon Ronald Reagan. Thanks to CPAC and all those who fight for liberty.
Rand Paul’s win today marks the icing on the cake for the hot streak he has recently been on. It was only a week ago that Rand Paul stood in Congress for 13 hours preaching against President Obama’s assertion that he could use drones on American citizens within the United States. Many top conservatives backed Paul on his filibuster, one being Senator Marco Rubio. Paul continues to make the front pages of the Huffington Post and CNN. His recent surge definitely points to a presidential push in 2016, and he is currently putting himself in the prime position to make a strong run.
Expect another article in the coming days on a more in depth analysis on Rand's recent run.