Rand Paul Wins CPAC Presidential Straw Poll Again

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll on Saturday.

Paul came in first followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-KY) in third place, Dr. Ben Carson in fourth place, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in fifth place.

Paul got 25.7 percent of the vote followed closely by Walker with 21.4 percent. Cruz got 11.5 percent and Carson got 11.4. Bush got 8.3 percent. Seventeen potential 2016 presidential candidates were on the ballot for the 2015 straw poll.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won the straw poll in 2014.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Sincerely,
TPM Staff
Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: