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  • Chris Christie Can’t Beat Biden or Clinton In Poll of Right Wingers

    09/30/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | September 29, 2014 | Sarah Burris
    In the straw poll at the annual Values Voters Summit for right-wing Republicans, Democrats actually did well. In fact, some Democrats did better than some of the leading… Wait, what? Yup. You heard me right. Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Chris Christie, and 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton finished in a three-way tie. Behind them? New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. The GOP has such awful candidates that even their own most ardent supporters aren’t believers in half of their candidates including Chris Christie who is in the midst of an extended PR campaign stumping...
  • Texas senator wins unofficial straw poll for president at Penobscot County caucus

    02/09/2014 2:22:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | February 9, 2014 | Judy Harrison
    BANGOR, Maine – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday won an unofficial straw poll to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee at the Penobscot County Republican caucus at Husson University. Administered by the Maine Republican Liberty Caucus, caucus attendees paid $1 for a ballot that listed 20 potential GOP presidential candidates’ names plus room for write-ins, according to Maine RLC State Chair Vic Berardelli. Balloters were asked to mark their first, second and third choice. Points were weighted at five points for a first place vote, three points for second and one point for a third place vote....
  • Greg Brannon overwhelmingly wins Straw Poll in U. S. Senate primary race

    01/08/2014 10:19:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    On Monday, Dr. Greg Brannon, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, handily won a key straw poll in the U.S. Senate primary at a candidate forum held in Guilford County, a county which has the third largest number of registered Republicans in the state. The Senate candidate forum, hosted by Conservatives for Guilford County, was attended by nearly 300 interested voters and conservative activists who were eager to hear from the candidates. With five candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, Brannon won more than two-thirds of the votes cast, beating his nearest challenger by a four to one margin....
  • Rand Paul wins 2016 presidential straw poll, trounces Chris Christie

    09/23/2013 12:48:15 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/22/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Sen. Rand Paul decisively won a straw poll held over the weekend in Michigan at a bi-annual gathering of Republicans, earning more than double the votes of rival New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky, won 188 votes, or 36 percent, in the 2016 Mackinac Presidential Straw Poll. Christie came in at second with 82 votes, or 16 percent, in the poll. “It’s always exciting to place first in anything,” Paul told The Daily Caller in a phone interview Sunday morning from Mackinac Island after the results were announced.
  • Iowa straw poll on the outs with GOP establishment (time to move on)

    11/23/2012 1:08:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 22, 2012 | Brian Bakst
    DES MOINES, Iowa - In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do to recover. For Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, it starts with the smallest of actions: abandoning the state's now-infamous straw poll. Once a festive checkpoint on the road to the leadoff Iowa caucuses, the poll has devolved into a full-blown sideshow, Branstad and other critics contend. They say it's an unfair and false test that has felled good candidates and kept others from competing in the state. "It's just something that's gotten...
  • Gingrich wins Tea Party Patriots straw poll

    12/19/2011 12:46:39 PM PST · by TBBT · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/19/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Newt Gingrich might have dropped to third in Iowa — and he and Romney might be neck-and-neck in the latest CNN poll, but, among thousands of Tea Party activists from across the country, Gingrich retains a clear lead. Tea Party Patriots — the nation’s largest Tea Party organization — last night hosted a Presidential Tele Forum with Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. (The other candidates were invited to participate, but declined because of scheduling conflicts, said Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.) Each candidate had 10 minutes to respond to...
  • Gingrich edges Romney in DE GOP Straw Poll

    12/09/2011 9:29:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WDEL-AM ^ | December 8, 2011 | Frank Gerace
    The current national Republican favorite has won in the Delaware Republican Party's 2012 Presidential Straw Poll. State GOP Chairman John Sigler tells WDEL News it was a squeaker. (AUDIO AT LINK) Michelle Bachmann and Jon Huntsman tied with 2 percent each, Gary Johnson tallied 1 percent, and there was a write-in vote for Sarah Palin. Sigler says it's too early to tell which candidate will win the nomination, because each candidate seems to "peak" at various times, and there may not be a clear-cut front-runner before the April 24th primary.
  • Big win: Ron Paul takes San Diego Straw Poll

    11/15/2011 12:57:36 AM PST · by truthfreedom · 31 replies
    Allvoices ^ | Nov 14, 2011 | Stephanie Ealy
    Many tweets went on record Monday night: derrickroach Breaking: Ron Paul wins San Diego GOP straw poll! Ron Paul 112, Newt Gingrich 83, Mitt Romney 64, Hermain Cain 59, Rick Perry 21...
  • Results of the Straw Poll, November 14 Executive Committee Meeting

    11/15/2011 12:47:49 AM PST · by truthfreedom · 5 replies
    Charleston County GOP ^ | November 14, 2011 | Ms. Lin
    Results of the Straw Poll – 115 ballots returned: Ron Paul 44 – 38.26% Newt Gingrich 33 – 28.70% Herman Cain 15 – 13.04% Rick Santorum 9 – 7.83% Rick Perry 5 – 4.35% Mitt Romney 4 – 3.48% Michele Bachmann 2 – 1.74% Other 2 – 1.74% Jon Huntsman 1 – 0.87%
  • Illinois Republicans hold presidential straw poll

    11/05/2011 12:34:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2011 | Associated Press
    PALATINE, Ill.— Illinois residents cast ballots Saturday in a statewide straw poll that sought to determine their unofficial preference for the Republican presidential nomination.Online voting started Oct. 29 and paper balloting was to go on throughout the day Saturday at about two dozen sites across Illinois. By Saturday morning 2,400 online ballots were filed, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Brady said.
  • Cain tops MLC straw poll with more than 50% (The Hermanator's Surge Continues!)

    10/10/2011 8:10:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Let's just get it out of the way and all recite the mantra at once, shall we?Straw polls don't mean anything.But for those who still like to follow them, we had yet another this weekend in Minnesota at the Midwestern Leadership Conference. And once again Herman Cain mopped up the competition, this time registering the largest margin of victory yet, bringing home more than half the votes. Former GodfatherÂ’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain rounded out a very good week with a straw poll victory at the Midwest Leadership Conference in Minnesota on Saturday.Cain pulled off a decisive win, garnering 52.6...
  • Values Voter straw poll organizers suggest a fix in Ron Paul's win

    10/08/2011 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 8, 2011 | Lindsey Boerma
    Rep. Ron Paul scored a decisive victory Saturday in a mock presidential election at the Values Voter Summit, trouncing fellow Texan, Gov. Rick Perry, but an organizer of the straw poll suggested ballot-stuffing may have skewed the results. In a press conference following the announcement of the straw poll results at the annual Washington gathering of social conservatives, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins all but dismissed the results as irrelevant, citing 600 people who registered Saturday morning and, he said, "left after Ron Paul spoke." A total of 1,983 ballots were cast. "You do the math," Perkins said.
  • Ron Paul wins Values Voters straw poll

    10/08/2011 12:27:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 8, 2011 | Wayne Slate
    Ron Paul won the Values Voters straw poll on Saturday with 37 percent of the vote. Rick Perry finished in a tie for fourth with Michele Bachmann. Herman Cain, who received a raptuous response from the crowd to his speeh Friday finished second in the balloting of delegates attending the two-day showcase of Christian conservatives. Rick Santorum finished third with 16 percent. Perry and Bachmann each got 8 percent of the vote.
  • 2 Times a Charm -- Rick Perry Takes 2nd Straight Straw Poll

    10/04/2011 5:02:00 PM PDT · by shield · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3rd October 2011 | Townhall Presidential Straw Poll
    Despite mixed reviews from his debate performances, Rick Perry continues to lead the GOP field. Amassing over 30% of the vote Perry took the September Townhall and HotAir Republican Straw Poll. Ron Paul's support stayed steady, taking 2nd place for the 5th time since we began polling in January. He has won the straw poll three times. Sarah Palin has also won the poll three times, but not since March. Herman Cain finally stopped his slide, gaining slightly this month. Michele Bachmann lost support for the 2nd straight month. After peaking at 13.6% she has lost over half of her...
  • Cain Wins Near-Majority in Presidential Straw Poll of National Federation of Republican Women

    10/03/2011 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Isara · 129 replies
    NFRW ^ | October 2, 2011 | NFRW
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a presidential straw poll taken at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) 36th Biennial Convention on Oct. 1, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain took a near-majority of the vote. Cain received 48.9 percent of the 505 total votes cast, with Rick Perry placing a distant second and Mitt Romney placing third. The poll featured nine Republican presidential candidates. ... Herman Cain – 48.9% Rick Perry – 14.1% Mitt Romney – 13.3% Newt Gingrich – 12.5% Rick Santorum – 6.9% Michele Bachmann – 1.4% Ron Paul – 0.6% Gary Johnson – 0.4% Jon Huntsman –...
  • The Undecided Delegate (backstory on Cain FL straw poll win)

    09/30/2011 6:50:11 PM PDT · by visualops · 7 replies
    Florida Political Press ^ | September 30, 2011 | Roger Whidden
    In the aftermath of Herman Cain’s stunning victory in the Florida Straw Poll, much has been written and spoken by the so-called “experts” trying to explain this unexpected turn of events. Even though none of these “experts” predicted a Cain win, or even considered it a possibility, they feel uniquely qualified to explain an event they never saw coming. Put another way, the “experts” were caught off guard, blind-sided, and were in need of a quick score. I decided to share my experience in the hope of shining some light on what happened, how it happened, and offer an explanation...
  • Rick Perry Isn’t Over : But he needs a rebound after the Florida straw poll.

    09/26/2011 6:25:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/26/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Orlando, Fla. — Florida voters may have closed the door on a Presidency 5 straw-poll victory for Rick Perry, but they haven’t shut the window on the possibility of voting for him in the primary. Perry’s poor debate performance — particularly his accusation that those who disagreed with him on providing in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants lacked a “heart” — upset delegates and almost certainly caused his devastating 20-points-plus loss to Herman Cain in the straw poll. But many Florida Republicans remain open to the idea of ultimately voting for Perry in the primary. Florida retiree Judy O’Donnell says...
  • Liberals: Cain Victory in Straw Poll PROVES Republicans, Tea Partiers are Racist (With Pictures)

    09/25/2011 5:22:40 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/25/11 | Aurelius
    ...That brings us to yesterday, when Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, won a surprise landslide victory in the Florida Republican Straw Poll. Mr. Cain happens to be African-American, but those voting did not care. He received 37% of the vote. He was chosen as the best candidate simply because people at the straw poll thought he was the best candidate. The second highest vote-getter was Rick Perry with only 15%. Considering Mr. Cain's decisive victory and the massive support that he has received from the Tea Party, one may think that that would utterly disprove the talking...
  • Herman Cain No Rodney Dangerfield, but Waiting for Respect After Florida Straw Poll Victory

    09/25/2011 7:30:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/25/2011
    Ecstatic off a Florida straw poll victory that is sure to elevate his visibility, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain said Sunday that the GOP establishment better start paying attention because he's getting respect from voters. "The takeaway from Florida, that we took away, is that number one, the citizens movement is more powerful than the establishment wants to give me credit for. So yes, they keep treating me like the Rodney Dangerfield of this primary contest," Cain told Fox News. "The voters, the people out in the field are saying we want to send a message to Washington, D.C. The...
  • Cain Upsets Perry in Florida Republican Straw Poll

    09/25/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT · by no dems · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2011 | Jane Sutton and Steve Holland
    Former pizza executive Herman Cain surprised rival Rick Perry with an upset victory on Saturday in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida, dealing a disappointing loss to the Texas governor two days after a shaky debate performance. Perry, leading in the polls for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination to run against Democratic President Barack Obama, had needed a victory in what was an early test of strength to salve the wounds left over from a debate with his rivals on Thursday in which he struggled.
  • Breaking: Florida Straw Poll Results: Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

    09/24/2011 2:56:10 PM PDT · by tutstar · 499 replies
    hot air pundit ^ | 9 24 2011 | hot air pundit
    Results Herman Cain 37% Perry 15% Romney 14%
  • Do straw polls matter? This one does

    09/22/2011 5:44:41 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 6 replies
    Broward GOP Insider ^ | 9/21/2001 | Kevin Cerino
    This week over 3000 Republican will gather in Orlando to meet presidential candidates, watch them debate, and then vote in a non-binding straw poll. Last year’s United States Senate campaign in Florida is highly instructive in how useful straw polls can be. Marco Rubio was trailing Charlie Crist in scientifically conducted public opinion polls early in the primary campaign. But several county Republican Executive Committees conducted straw polls of their members which showed overwhelming support for Rubio. County REC’s are composed of the grassroots activists who raise money, knock on doors, and make phone calls for political campaigns. They are...
  • Georgia GOP straw poll results

    08/27/2011 5:34:21 PM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 11 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 8/27/2011 | Matthew Lawrence
    y wife and I drove up to Perry, Georgia this morning to attend the Annual GOP fish-fry and straw poll to cast our ballots. According to the Georgia GOP twitter-feed, here are the results: #GAGOP Straw Poll: Cain 26% Paul 25.7% Perry 20% Gingrich 18% Romney 6% Bachmann 3.3% All Others 1% 24 minutes ago Snip
  • Georgia GOP votes for native son Herman Cain

    08/27/2011 3:03:18 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/27/11 | Alexander Burns
    Two Georgia pols went in; one came out a winner at the state GOP’s presidential straw poll Saturday. Herman Cain, formerly an Atlanta talk radio host, took 26 percent of the vote to nab the first-place spot. Newt Gingrich, who represented Georgia in Congress for nearly two decades, finished fourth with 18 percent of the vote. Continue Reading In between were second-place candidate Ron Paul, who fell less than 1 point short of Cain’s total, and Rick Perry, who drew 20 percent. The full standings, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jim Galloway, who notes the lack of enthusiasm for Mitt Romney...
  • Herman Cain's Ames Straw Poll Speech

    08/21/2011 9:51:44 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/13/11 | Herman Cain
    Highlights from Herman Cain's speech in Iowa many have called the best of the day.
  • Ron Paul WINS Zot

    08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Ron Paul 2012 · 218 replies
    August 20, 2011
    <p>Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.</p> <p>Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent votes despite not actually attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.</p>
  • Pawlenty Quitting Presidential Race

    08/14/2011 6:07:08 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 301 replies
    Foxnews TV ^ | 08-13-11
    Story to Follow Breaking News Alert Only from Fox at 850h on TeeVee...
  • Iowa Straw Poll Results- Bachmann Wins; Paul Comes in Second, Pawlenty in Third

    08/13/2011 4:06:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 140 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/13/11 | Aurelius
    In one of the first major parts of the Republican nomination process, we have a winner at the Iowa straw poll. Underneath are the winners, and other relevant numbers that have come out so far: Michele Bachmann with 4,823 votes Ron Paul with approximately 4,600 votes Tim Pawlenty with approximately 2,200 votes Rick Perry had 712 write-in votes. 16,892 ballots were cast. Rick Santorum came in fourth. That's about 3,000 more than expected.
  • Bachman wins Iowa Straw Poll. Paul second. Pawlenty third. Romney fourth, er, seventh.

    08/13/2011 4:03:48 PM PDT · by DRey · 435 replies
    Bachman bests Paul. Pawlenty third. Romney fourth. Works for me!
  • Texas Gov. Perry easily wins Alabama GOP straw poll

    08/13/2011 3:12:04 PM PDT · by Clairity · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | Aug. 13, 2011 | AP
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the easy winner of an Alabama Republican straw poll. Perry had 101 write-in votes of the 205 total votes cast Saturday at a party executive committee event in Birmingham. The No. 2 finisher ... Herman Cain, had 47 votes. Romney was third with 36 votes.
  • Iowa Straw Poll Hosts GOP Candidates [Results LIVE Thread]

    08/13/2011 2:52:29 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 166 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 8/13/11
    GOP contenders compete in today's Ames Straw Poll in Iowa...
  • Republican candidates gather for Iowa straw poll

    08/13/2011 2:20:12 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 13, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    Funnel cake. Deep fried twinkies. Even fried butter on a stick. Republican politicians mingling with farm animals and standing on hay bales to denounce President Barack Obama - and paint all their rivals as Obama clones, in contrast to themselves. Welcome to the Iowa State Fair and the starting point for the 2012 Republican White House race, where would-be presidential candidates and ordinary voters are served up small government rhetoric and big portions of the unhealthiest food this side of the Atlantic. It is nearly 15 months until the next US election, and the first real votes in the Republicans'...
  • Strawn: Straw Poll Voting More Secure than State Elections

    08/05/2011 3:52:02 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 6 replies
    Iowa GOP ^ | 8/5/11 | Iowa GOP
    DES MOINES- Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn today detailed the voting rules and procedures for the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll. Strawn said the Iowa GOP worked in conjunction with Secretary of State Matt Schultz and Story County Auditor Lucy Martin to create a voting experience that mirrors any state or municipal election. Additionally, the Iowa GOP will require Straw Poll attendees to provide a photo identification by providing an Iowa Driver’s License/Identification Card to ensure that only Iowans participate in the election. Voting for the Iowa Straw Poll will take place in both Hilton Coliseum (north side entrance) and the...
  • Bachmann and Pawlenty have a lot riding on this month’s Ames straw poll

    08/03/2011 8:55:04 PM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    PoliticsInMinnesota.com ^ | August 3,2011 | Paul Demko
    In just over a week, thousands of Republican activists from across Iowa will descend on Ames for the Republican presidential straw poll. The exercise will have no concrete bearing on who ultimately wins the GOP presidential nomination. In fact, it’s often derided as a political beauty contest with candidates practically bribing participants to support them with offers of free bus rides, food, entertainment and air-conditioned tents. “It’s a media event is what it is,” said Steffen Schmidt, a political science professor at Iowa State University in Ames. “If there were no reporters, it would be like the sound of a...
  • Iowa: Pro-Perry Group Plans Straw Poll Write-in Push

    08/03/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Iowa Republican ^ | August 3, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Rick Perry’s name will not appear on the Ames Straw Poll ballot, he will not be there, and the Republican Party of Iowa will not allow a pro-Perry PAC to purchase space at the event. However, all those obstacles are not preventing Americans for Rick Perry from attempting to influence the Straw Poll. Since they will not be allowed a lot at Iowa State University, Perry supporters will set up shop in a Holiday Inn conference center, less than a mile away. They are offering free t-shirts and other inexpensive “swag” to people who drop by the hotel. According to...
  • Herman Cain Takes Inaugural Denver 2011 Straw Poll

    08/01/2011 7:34:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2011 | Michael Sandoval
    Denver – Georgia businessman Herman Cain has won the inaugural Western Conservative Summit straw poll by a wide margin, earning 48 percent of the vote. Texas governor Rick Perry was second, with 13 percent. Coming less than two weeks before the more famous Ames, Iowa, straw poll, more than 500 hundred people voted. All declared Republican presidential candidates were included in the poll, as well as a few candidates rumored to be strongly considering a 2012 bid. Write-ins were also permitted. “To keep it fair, the straw poll ballot included a voting line for the only announced Democratic candidate, President...
  • Cain wins straw poll (WEstern Conservative Summit, CO)

    07/31/2011 1:17:39 PM PDT · by Clairity · 23 replies
    WCS ^ | July 31, 2011 | WCS
    Cain: 246 Perry 67 Romney 49 Bachmann: 44 Santorum: 50 Ron Paul: 12 Palin: 5 Total: 246
  • Michele Bachmann wins first women’s presidential straw poll (Herman Cain comes in second)

    07/31/2011 10:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/31/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Rep. Michele Bachmann won the first Women’s Presidential Straw Poll, held at the Smart Girl Summit in St. Louis, Missouri this weekend. Herman Cain, who spoke at the event, closely trailed Bachmann, finishing in a strong second place. The ballot included Bachmann, Cain, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Gov. Gary Johnson, Congressman Thad McCotter, Congressman Ron Paul, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Gov. Mitt Romney. “The overwhelming choice of Rep. Bachmann and Herman Cain in the First Women’s Presidential Straw Poll shows that conservative women demand a true conservative – one that believes in fiscal...
  • GOP official: Include Palin, Perry in straw poll [Ames, Iowa Republican straw poll]

    07/21/2011 3:58:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Des Moines Register | July 21, 2011 | Kathie Obradovich
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/07/21/scheffler-include-palin-perry-in-straw-poll/
  • Pawlenty makes $200k ad wager, largest yet in race

    07/16/2011 9:57:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 07/16/2011 | AP
    Tim Pawlenty, whose poll numbers have been stagnant in Iowa, has reserved roughly $200,000 of television advertising time in the state, the largest purchase yet by anyone in a 2012 presidential race that’s much more frugal with advertising dollars than four years ago. The ad buy represents a substantial wager for the former Minnesota governor, who reported Friday that he had $1.4 million to spend on the 2012 primary campaign at the end of June. Despite more than a year and a half of networking in his neighboring state of Iowa, polls show support for Pawlenty in the single digits....
  • Perry calling Iowa activists as potential donors convene

    07/08/2011 5:33:56 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | JONATHAN MARTIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry has started calling Iowa Republicans and a former RNC finance chairman is helping to convene a meeting of national donors later this month in Austin to discuss financing a potential 2012 campaign — signs that the Texas governor and his allies are stepping up their exploratory efforts. The developments come as Perry is being watched by a string of donors, early-state voters and elites who say they're disenchanted, and in search of a stronger candidate. Continue Reading Republican activist Joni Scotter told POLITICO she got a surprise phone call this afternoon from Perry, asking about the political landscape...
  • Republican Ron Paul Wins Big in Leadership Conference Straw Poll

    06/19/2011 6:50:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2011 | Nathan Black
    Ron Paul emerged as the big winner of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference's straw poll. Coming in second was Jon Huntsman. The surprising poll results were revealed Saturday as several Republican presidential hopefuls made their way to New Orleans to appeal to southern conservatives. Paul (R-Texas) won nearly 40 percent of the vote while Huntsman, former governor of Utah, nabbed nearly a quarter of the vote. "This win is just the latest indicator of how the majority of American opinion is turning in Ron Paul’s direction,” Jesse Benton, chairman of Paul's campaign, said in a statement. “The American people want...
  • Like It or Not, Iowa Will Lead the Way in Choosing GOP Nominee

    06/14/2011 4:49:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2011 | Byron York
    With the 2012 Iowa caucuses just around the corner -- a scant eight months away -- it's time for the quadrennial season of Iowa bashing. Every time there's a presidential nomination up for grabs and the caucuses loom large in the selection process, there are critics who say no one should pay much attention. The latest round of complaining is now under way. "When the rest of the country is focusing on the economy, will Republicans in other states take their lead from the outcome of an eccentric process that has been dominated by social conservatives?" asked the Washington Post's...
  • Uh Oh: Tommy Thompson Loses Wisconsin Republican Straw Poll

    05/22/2011 8:54:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/22/2011 | Mark Hemingway
    Just a few years ago, Tommy Thompson was a well-regarded former governor of Wisconsin. Now it looks like recent attacks on Thompson for his alleged support of Obamacare, by the Club for Growth and others, are starting to take a toll. Thompson, who's contemplating running for Senate in Wisconsin to replace the retiring Herb Kohl, only got 20 percent of the vote and lost the straw poll for Senate nominees at the state's annual GOP convention today. Here are the totals: Ted Kanavas - 73 Tommy Thompson - 61 J.B. Van Hollen - 40 Mark Neumann - 33 Tim Michels...
  • RNC Presidential Straw Poll

    04/26/2011 12:48:27 PM PDT · by rxsid · 22 replies
    www.gop.com ^ | 4/26/2011 | GOP
    "1. The following men and women have been touted by the media as possible candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Which candidate do you favor? Michele BachmannJohn BoltonHerman CainChris ChristieMitch DanielsJim DeMintNewt GingrichRudy GiulianiMike HuckabeeJon HuntsmanGary JohnsonSarah PalinRon PaulTim PawlentyRick PerryBuddy RoemerMitt RomneyRick SantorumDonald TrumpUnsureOther  2. Barack Obama will once again raise hundreds of millions of dollars from Union Bosses, trial lawyers and Hollywood elites who will spend whatever it takes to keep the White House in Democrat hands. The RNC is the ONLY Republican Party committee that can directly support our presidential nominee, in addition to the...
  • Hot Air April primary survey: Polls are now open

    04/03/2011 7:08:03 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 25 replies
    Hotair.com (greenroom) ^ | 04/03/2011 | Patrick Ishmael
    As promised last month, I’ve removed Chris Christie and Paul Ryan from the Presidential line due to their stated disinterest in running. I’ve removed Jim Demint, since he’s removed himself from running, as well. Because he has indicated an interest in running, I have added Rand Paul; if Paul supporters try to cheat as they notoriously do for his father Ron, I will remove Rand from subsequent polls.... ....Please vote only once. Your ballot should take less than a minute to complete. We'll announce the results after voting has concluded. NOTE: It is easy to detect double voters, and every...
  • Huckabee Wins South Carolina GOP Straw Poll

    04/02/2011 3:08:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2011 | L.A. Holmes
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has won a 2012 GOP presidential straw poll in the key early primary state of South Carolina.
  • Herman Cain Wins First Tea Party Straw Poll

    02/28/2011 6:38:17 AM PST · by mainstreetradical.com · 23 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 2/28/2011 | James Devere
    Here is a story that may not make the headlines, as it is so outside of the Mainstream Media’s misrepresentation of the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party held a straw poll vote for the 2012 presidential election this weekend. The winner, with 22% of the 1600 votes cast, was Herman Cain. Though he has not officially declared as a candidate, the strong showing with the Tea Party will help to boost Cain’s already fast-rising star among the fiscally conservative voters of the Tea Party. Minnesota Govenor Tim Pawlenty came in second with 16% of the vote. At some point,...
  • Random Thought on Ron Paul Winning The CPAC Straw Poll

    02/14/2011 5:05:09 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    He kind of won by a lot too! Where does this tiny but mightily vocal minority come from?!? Maybe you should go to work for Mr. Pibb. People will still prefer Dr. Pepper, but at least they'll know they have an option they'll never want. Donald Trump isn't exactly my first, or millionth, choice for president, but he's smart enough to know what the rest of the country knows....Ron Paul ain't going be president! Sorry if this upsets Paul supporters, but I'm pretty sure that in 2008 I got more votes than he did. You just don't know when...
  • Ron Paul Runs Away With CPAC Straw Poll : What happened to the rest of the pack?

    02/14/2011 7:20:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2011 | Robert Costa
    As expected, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) won the annual straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, an early, though unscientific, indicator of conservative favor as the 2012 presidential campaign cycle kicks into gear. Paul, with a 30 percent plurality, topped numerous high-profile White House contenders. He finished seven points ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who placed second. All other candidates finished with less than ten percent of the vote: former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson snagged six percent, as did Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich won five percent....