Larry Beasley, president and CEO of The Washington Times, speaks before the results of the Washington Times/CPAC 2013 straw poll are announced during the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in Fort Washington, Md. on March 16, 2013. Beasley is joined by Al Cardenas, left, chairman of the American Conservative Union, and pollster Tony Fabrizio, of the Fabrizio-McLaughlin polling firm that conducted the straw poll. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the winner, narrowly edging out the close second place Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Special to The Washington Times)

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Larry Beasley, president and CEO of The Washington Times, speaks before the results of the Washington Times/CPAC 2013 straw poll are announced during the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in Fort Washington, Md. on March 16, 2013. Beasley is joined by Al Cardenas, left, chairman of the American Conservative Union, and pollster Tony Fabrizio, of the Fabrizio-McLaughlin polling firm that conducted the straw poll. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the winner, narrowly edging out the close second place Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Special to The Washington Times)