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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the conference’s presidential preference straw poll, a symbolic victory that reflects his popularity among conservatives who typically hold outsized influence in the GOP’s presidential selection process.
Some of the GOP’s most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within the party.
Conservative Oliver North urged the GOP during CPAC Friday that Republicans must oppose gay marriage the same way abolitionists fought to end slavery.
Gay conservative groups are again barred from official participation CPAC, and like an angry Cinderella uninvited to the ball with poison pen in hand, Log Cabin Republican president Gregory T. Angelo took to conservative media to set the record straight.
A little over a month after GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia announced he was quitting the Republican party, Chris Barron who founded the arch-conservative gay political organization with him in 2009 announced he was stepping down from the board.
In an interesting move, officials from CPAC have excluded two conservative gay organizations from attending the annual GOP event.
Gay conservative group GOProud has been informed that it will not be invited to attend the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference, an event the gay conservative group co-sponsored in 2010 and 2011.
A number of anti-gay groups did not attend this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Now, a religious web site claims that the so-called "boycott" of the event means gay conservative group GOProud will not be allowed to co-sponsor the annual event in 2012.
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