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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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is likely to be popular at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, but the Tea Party might not be getting all of the attention. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Phelim McAleer directed the film FrackNation, one of more than 20 documentaries screened at this year's CPAC. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Members of the college group Young Americans for Freedom roll up Ronald Reagan posters to hand out at CPAC in National Harbor, Md. on Friday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leaves the stage after speaking Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland's National Harbor. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul filibusters John Brennan's nomination as CIA director last week. Paul is scheduled to speak Thursday at CPAC. AP hide caption

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gives details on his 2014 state budget in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Rich Schultz/AP hide caption

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President Obama announces the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Enthusiasm for the candidates may have been low, but their portraits were on display at the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Thursday. Jonathan Ernst /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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