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Cruz, Rubio win weekend GOP straw poll in Kansas

Photo provided by Kansas Republican Party
Photo provided by Kansas Republican Party

Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were the easy winners of a weekend straw poll of Kansas Republicans.

At their state convention in Overland Park, the party asked for presidential preferences as part of a fund-raising effort. Cruz won with nearly half the votes (see above.) Rubio was second, behind Cruz.

Gov. John Kasich was third.

Donald Trump finished far behind. That isn’t a great surprise — Trump isn’t the favorite among the party’s rank and file, the office-holders and precinct workers who attended the weekend convention.

The Kansas caucuses are March 5.