“2008 was a cycle where the top-tier candidates were heavily staffed and keeping full schedules and 18-hour days in early states as early as January. That fast start drained campaigns of both financial and manpower resources very early on.”
Other CPAC speakers included Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), who were all included in this year’s straw poll.
Former Govs. Sarah Palin of Alaska, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Jon Huntsman of Utah were also included in the straw poll but were not in attendance.
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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