Paul Trounces Other Candidates In RLC Straw Poll

0 Shares
Representative Ron Paul won the RLC straw poll with nearly 40 percent of the vote.

Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) won a straw poll at Saturday’s Republican Leadership Conference, gaining nearly 40 percent of the votes.

Of 1,542 votes, Rep. Paul garnered 612, while GOP candidates Jon Huntsman and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) placed second and third with 382 and 191 votes respectively, according to Ron Paul’s fan site.

“This win is just the latest indicator of how the majority of American opinion is turning in Ron Paul’s direction,” Jesse Benton, Paul’s campaign chairman, told Reuters.

“Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who leads national opinion polls in the 2012 Republican race for the nomination to challenge President Barack Obama, was fifth with 74 votes,” the article read.

Romney barely beat Rep. Paul in last year’s RLC straw poll.

Personal Liberty

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.