Our Photos from CPAC 2014
Thousands of conservative activists from across the United States attended the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Md., between March 6 and 8. The conference was founded in 1973 by the American Conservative Union and has grown substantially over the years. President Barack Obama was a constant target of verbal attacks from a bevy of big-name conservatives, including Senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., along with Governors Chris Christie, R-N.J., and Rick Perry, R-Texas. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivered the keynote address. Past presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee made appearances but House Speaker John Boehner was auspiciously absent. Rand Paul won the symbolic straw poll with 31 percent of the vote with Ted Cruz finishing second. A score of radio broadcasters, stilt walkers, Star Wars characters and Tea Partiers in full Revolutionary War regalia added color to the event.
View our photos from CPAC 2014 by clicking on the photo icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet)