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No CPAC straw poll showdown for Bush, Rubio



The straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a highlight for the thousands of activists who show up from all over the country. And this year promised a juicy showdown between Florida's Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.

Only Jeb Bush isn't on the ballot. A CPAC official told The Buzz that Bush asked not to be included.

Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors CPAC, confirmed the move, said it was requested by Bush's staff. How come? "I don't know. You'll have to ask them," he said.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:43am]


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