Applause Lines: Conservative Political Action Conference 2014 Top Talkers

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  • Chris Christie
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Gov. Chris Christie
  • Gov. Chris Christie
  • Sen. Tim Scott
  • Sen. Tim Scott
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • Rep. Paul Ryan
  • Rep. Paul Ryan
  • Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton
  • Sen. Marco Rubio
  • Sen. Marco Rubio
  • Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump

Reading the Tea Leaves

For many right-wing politicians, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was essentially banned from the annual event in 2013 after embracing President Obama in 2012, appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference is part of their audition for the 2016 presidential campaign. And while liberals and progressives may find their sentiments rather extreme, they are red meat to the true-blood conservative candidates must court throughout the primary season. Here are some of the juiciest lines. –  Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)



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