Rubio should be Romney’s VP, CPAC straw poll voters say

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The vice presidential chatter around Marco Rubio intensified Friday evening after he won a straw poll of attendees to the Conservative Political Action Committee conference.

Rubio earned 30 percent of the vote in the (CPAC) straw poll conducted in suburban Chicago at a one-day conference of the American Conservative Union, a national conservative advocacy group based inWashington. The summit attracted an estimated 2,000 people.

Chris Christie was a distant second at 14 percent. US Rep. Paul Ryan (9 percent), Sen. Rand Paul (8 percent), and Bobby Jindal (7 percent) rounded out a list of 13 contenders, which included most of Mitt Romney’s former competition in this season’s Republican primary elections.

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