The Straw Poll Choices at a Post-Fringe CPAC

A conference that did no harm to the 2016ers.
David Weigel

OXON HILL, Md. -- Sometime after 5 p.m. today, a winner will be announced in CPAC's annual straw poll. Every year, the media builds up to the poll with a healthy amount of cynicism; when the result comes out, the cynicism is replaced by breaking news chyrons. This year's especially lengthy poll contains 17 names, with an option to choose none of them. In the order they appear on the ballot:

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