Potential 2016 GOP Nominees Speak At CPAC05:55

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The annual Conservative Political Action Conference gathering begins in Maryland today. The conference will run through Saturday and feature some of the most prominent members of the Republican Party, including Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.

Many of these key contenders are expected to speak during the convention; however one highly anticipated event is Saturday’s straw poll, in which attendees can choose their preferred candidate for the GOP 2016 nomination.

NPR National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea joins Here & Now's Robin Young from the conference to discuss particular speeches and event highlights.


This segment aired on March 6, 2014.