Conservatives Gather for CPAC Three-day Pow-wow at National Harbor (photos)
Top conservatives gathered for the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference -- also known as CPAC -- at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Md. March 14 through 16. After its failure in the last presidential election, the Republican Party remains divided over whether it needs to change to cope with shifting demographics and social mores. Headline speakers included former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Republican Governor Jeb Bush and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Sen. Rand Paul won the straw poll with 25 percent of the vote followed by Sen. Marco Rubio with 23 percent.
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