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Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, holds up (Credit: Getty Images)

Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, holds up a large soda as she speaks about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed large soda ban at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

The American Conservative Union held its annual conference.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the
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Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. (March 15, 2013)

Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at
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Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. (March 15, 2013)

Former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum speaks
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Former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 15, 2013)

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Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, holds up
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Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, holds up a large soda as she speaks about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed large soda ban at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

Donald Trump delivers remarks during the second day
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Donald Trump delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 15, 2013)

Newt Gingrich holds a candle as he speaks
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Newt Gingrich holds a candle as he speaks about the Republican Party's need to innovate at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

Callista Gingrich speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political
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Callista Gingrich speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative
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NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 15, 2013)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 14, 2013)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks next to
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks next to a stack of papers representing what he says are the regulations associated with President Barack Obama's healthcare reform at the Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 15, 2013)

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal delivers remarks during the
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Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 15, 2013)

Senator Tim Scott addresses the 40th annual Conservative
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Senator Tim Scott addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 14, 2013)

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks during the
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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 15, 2013)

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Senator from New Hampshire Kelly Ayotte speaks at
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Senator from New Hampshire Kelly Ayotte speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 15, 2013)

David Keene, President of the National Rifle Association,
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David Keene, President of the National Rifle Association, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party
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Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee,
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Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

Mia Love, Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah,
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Mia Love, Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) speaks at the
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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. (March 16, 2013)

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