William Temple of the Golden Isles Tea Party in Georgia, dressed as Button Gwinnett, the second signer on the United States Declaration of Independence, cheers as Ben Carson speaks.
Utah's Mike Lee addresses the conference on Thursday.
Ben Carson spoke early Thursday morning.
A woman browses through conservative politicas badges at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
A woman works at a stand promoting the oil industry.
A man displays pins as he attends the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Iowa's Joni Ernst addresses CPAC.
Volunteers walk by a stand at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
People take part in a 'straw poll' to pick the conservative candidate for the 2016 US presidential election.
Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, participates in a session on 'Strategic Communication.'
Carly Fiorina, a potential 2016 contender, waits to be interviewed.
Chris Christie participates in a discussion at CPAC
Texas' Ted Cruz takes the stage.
Bobby Jindal took the stage on Thursday.