Washington (CNN) - Fifteen Republicans are on this year's Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll ballot, including one Republican's consider a rock star, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – who says he has no interest in running.
Balloting will be open to the 11,000 conference-goers until Friday evening and the results will be revealed at conclusion of the three-day gathering on Saturday.
The candidates, listed in alphabetical order, are: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former talk show host Herman Cain, Christie, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and South Dakota Sen. John Thune.
The ballot also leaves space for a write-in candidate.
Write-in efforts are being organized at the conference in support of several dark horse candidates, including real estate mogul Donald Trump and the gun-toting former Alabama Agricultural Commissioner candidate Dale Peterson, whose quirky campaign ad became a YouTube hit in 2010.