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Paul Trounces Other Candidates In RLC Straw Poll

June 20, 2011 by  

Paul Trounces Other Candidates In RLC Straw Poll

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.

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  • http://deleted Claire

    All I can say is thank the good Lord. Hope it continues.

  • TIME

    Paul YEA,

    Huntsman NO BLOODY WAY! He is no differant that Barry Soetoro nor Mac & Cheese head. Just one more in a long line of Progressive slime bag’s.
    Oh and again for you all to keep in mind, Perry is no better, even if he has not said it yet, he will soon.
    If you really want to destroy this nation then please do vote for Perry, the IMF’s NWO’s little golden boy.

  • Dan az

    And Romney the CFR butt buddy will finally get whats coming to him.We still need a congress people, so do your part and vote for the constitutionalist party so we can have some real change,You know that old paper that obumer refuses to follow.
    http://libertarianparty.org/platform

  • http://naver sook young

    I hope for a Paul/Bachmann ticket. Thank you.

    Sook Young
    Wife of the Samurai

    • Palin12

      I loved Bachmann’s speech where she said Obama has failed the African-American community and failed the Hispanic community.

  • Jana

    Hmmm,
    I was talking to a lady that went to the Republican Leadership Conference and wow did she have a few things to say about this straw poll.
    She stated that Herman Cain was giving his speech then next was to be Ron Paul. Just before Cain was to speak the room was flooded with Ron Paul supporters who was very rude to Cain during his speech. She said they booed him and made insulting noises throughout his speech. Then after Ron Paul spoke they all left. She also said that they just pushed their way in like the ones in attendance was just in the way.
    She also stated Ron Paul is very much of an isolationist, and does NOT consider Israel our ally, according to his speech.
    I’m sorry, but I am NOT for Ron Paul. He has a few good ideas that needs to be incorporated, but for President NO WAY.
    That straw poll was fixed by Ron Paul supporters.
    In her estimation Bachman was the true winner.

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