Like his father former Rep. Ron Paul before him, Sen. Rand Paul won CPAC's presidential straw poll of conservative activists. But In the 40-year history of CPAC, only two straw poll winners have gone on to become president – Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
Conventional political wisdom says Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, a Charlestonian, Democrat, and sister of TV comedian Stephen Colbert, is more likely to ice skate in Charleston Harbor than win a seat in the House. Yet stranger things have happened in South Carolina.
Attitudes toward same-sex marriage are shifting in the US. Some Republicans worry that the GOP may be alienating the next generation of young conservatives if the party continues to oppose gay marriage.