Tony Fabrizio, from left, of the Fabrizio-McLaughlin polling firm, announces the results of the Washington Times/CPAC 2013 straw poll with Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Larry Beasley, president and CEO of The Washington Times, during the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in Fort Washington, Md. on March 16, 2013. 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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Tony Fabrizio, from left, of the Fabrizio-McLaughlin polling firm, announces the results of the Washington Times/CPAC 2013 straw poll with Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Larry Beasley, president and CEO of The Washington Times, during the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in Fort Washington, Md. on March 16, 2013. 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)