CPAC 2013 Straw Poll: Full List of Candidates

Chris Christie may not have been invited to CPAC 2013, but that doesn't mean he didn't make it on the list of contenders for the CPAC straw poll! It's a tradition at the annual conference to take an informal survey, a straw poll, of the attendees to voice their preference of Republican leader. 

Last year, Mitt Romney won, slightly ahead of Rick Santorum. This year? Well, Senator Ted Cruz is the keynote speaker and Senator Rand Paul has certainly been making headlines recently. Interestingly enough, Ben Carson, a neurosurgean, is another candidate, likely because of this speech. Here's the full list of straw poll candidates, via CNN:

1. NH Senator Kelly Ayotte