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Ted Cruz Wins CPAC Straw Poll

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The straw poll showed Cruz at 40 percent followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at 30 percent, Donald Trump at 15 percent and Gov John Kasich (R-OH) at 8 percent.

Cruz spoke at CPAC on Friday, and while Trump was scheduled to appear on Saturday, he canceled to hold a rally in Kansas instead. Cruz joked during his speech to the conservative confab that Trump canceled because someone told him Fox News host Megyn Kelly, with whom he's had a long-running feud, would be attending.