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(left to right) Therese Vaughn, of Deluth, MN, and her daughter Barbara Dodge, of Manassas, VA, cheer during the 37th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC on Friday, Feb. 19, 2009. They have been at the CPAC together for the past 18 years. (Amanda Lucidon/For The New York Times)