50-year-old Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) won the 2013 CPAC straw poll with 25% of the vote while 41-year-old Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) came in a close second with 23%, according to the Washington Times.
"It is humbling to win the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, an honor once bestowed upon Ronald Reagan," Paul said on his Facebook page. "Thanks to CPAC and all those who fight for liberty."
Both Paul and Rubio are seen as the faces of the new generation of the Republican Party following Mitt Romney's crushing defeat in 2012 which left many questioning the future of the party. Paul attracts the support of the Libertarian/Tea Party element of the Republican Party while Rubio is favored by the establishment wing.