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CPAC Straw Poll Winner: Rand Paul, Yet Again

Scott Walker comes in second at conservative gathering
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2015 4:42 PM CST
CPAC Straw Poll Winner: Rand Paul, Yet Again
Supporters of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. cheer as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Scott Walker drew cheers, but it was Rand Paul who ultimately won the latest straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. It's the third time in a row the senator has taken the prize, CNN reports. This time he garnered 25.7% of the vote. Walker was second, earning 21.4%. Sen. Ted Cruz was third, neurosurgeon Ben Carson fourth, and Jeb Bush fifth, the Washington Times reports. The poll is certainly no guarantee of presidential-nomination success, CNN notes, with past winners including Rudy Giuliani and Gary Bauer (though Mitt Romney did win it in 2012). Some 3,007 people voted in the poll. (Read more Rand Paul stories.)

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