Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second

Posted: March 9, 2014 in Politics
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Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan
Washington Times
March 9, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul demolished his competition in the 2014 Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll on Saturday, winning 31 percent of the vote — nearly three times the total of second-place Sen. Ted Cruz.

The poll also found a strong plurality of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference believe marijuana should be fully legalized, with 41 percent saying it’s time to change the law and tax it. Another 21 percent said it should be legalized only for medicinal purposes, while just 31 percent said it should remain illegal in all cases.

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