He's been said to have set his sights on a run for the White House in 2016.
Now Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has proven he has support within the G.O.P.
Senator Paul came out on top in the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, winning 25% of the vote.
He finished slightly ahead of Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
Earlier in the conference, Senator Paul said the establishment wing of the Republican party was dead.