Sen. Rand Paul takes the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday. For the second consecutive year, Paul won the event's straw poll. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Four of the stars of Duck Dynasty, from left to right: Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson (Phil's son), Si Robertson (Phil's brother) and Willie Robertson (Phil's son). Zach Dilgard/AP hide caption

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Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate speaks at a "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party rally at the Wayne County, Mich., fairgrounds in July. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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For Romney to win the election, he is going to have to pick off some big states from Obama's 2008 tally. AP hide caption

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Who will be Romney's VP? The naming of his running mate is likely going to come in mid-August, after his foreign trip and the conclusion of the Olympics. Ken Rudin collection hide caption

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