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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Washington: Kristen Welker) The jockeying already among Republicans for Campaign 2016 examined; details given of the results of a straw poll led by Senator Rand Paul; scenes shown of the party conference. [NBC political editor Mark MURRAY- cites the CPAC straw poll's significance.] [PAUL, former Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN, Senators Ted CRUZ, Marco RUBIO, former presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY - speak.] ["Washington Post" Michael GERSON- assesses the party.] Senator Rob Portman's change of position on same-sex marriage noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The Republican Party's complicated outreach to other voting blocs and the challenge of how to deal with President Obama discussed.
- Holt, Lester;
- Welker, Kristen;
- Harwood, John
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