CPAC backs Rubio for vice president (Video)
Cue up another round of Marco Rubio vice presidential speculation.
The freshman Republican senator was picked by activists gathered the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in Washington as their preferred vice presidential nominee, garnering 34 percent in a convention-wide straw poll vote, according to the Washington Times. Overall, 3,408 activists voted in the straw poll, which was held between Thursday and Saturday.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the presidential straw poll with 38 percent of the vote.
Rubio has repeatedly said he would not accept the vice presidential nomination in 2012, but that has not quelled speculation he could be on the ticket in November. Many Republicans believe that Rubio, a Cuban-American, could help the GOP attract more Latino voters, who typically vote Democrat.
American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas, who oversaw CPAC, said Friday that the straw poll could provide Rubio with evidence that conservatives want him as their nominee.
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