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  • Romney Wins New Hampshire Republican Party Committee Straw Poll (Then Paul, Pawlenty & Palin)

    01/22/2011 1:37:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News' The Note ^ | January 22, 2011 | Amy Walter, ABC News Political Director
    In the first ever "straw poll" of New Hampshire Republican party committee members sponsored by ABC News and WMUR and sanctioned by the state Republican party, ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took 35 percent of the 276 valid ballots cast. This is just 3 percent more than Romney took in the 2008 GOP primary, when he finished in second place behind Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Coming in a distant second was Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, with 11 percent. Paul took 8 percent in the 2008 GOP primary. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is spending the early part of next week in...
  • The Establishment loses in New Hampshire

    01/22/2011 1:37:55 PM PST · by speciallybland · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 01/22/2011 | Ben Smith
    The grassroots conservatives of the Tea Party movement may not have the same sway in the larger-turnout 2012 elections that they did in the midterms. But there's no doubting the lasting force of the grassroots takeover of internal Republican Party organizations. Julia Bergeron, the choice of Sununus, just went down in the race for New Hampshire State GOP Chair, a key post in the 2012 nomination fight. The winner by a comfortable margin of state committee votes: Jack Kimball, a Seacoast businessman, Tea Party activist, and failed candidate for governor who has promised to push for a "strong conservative" nominee...
  • Romney wins straw poll in NH as Tea Party candidate takes GOP chairmanship

    01/22/2011 1:31:10 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2011 | Matt Viser
    Former Governor Mitt Romney this afternoon handily won a New Hampshire straw poll of the party faithful, demonstrating his strength in the crucial first-in-the-nation primary state. The poll, conducted at the Republican State Committee meeting in Derry, had Romney at 35 percent. Trailing him were Representative Ron Paul (11 percent), former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (8 percent), former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (7 percent), and Representative Michele Bachmann (5 percent).
  • FREE REPUBLIC 2ND ANNUAL PRESIDENTIAL STRAW VOTE

    01/19/2011 12:35:21 PM PST · by RED SOUTH · 659 replies
    It's time again to measure the free republic preference for the 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee. Please only vote for one of the candidates listed. Votes for candidates not on the list will not be included in the final tally of votes. Each candidate qualified for this list based on their own statements or political activities that indicate they will likely run. Palin Romney Huckabee Gingrich Pawlenty Bachman Barbour Cain Pence Santorum Giuliani Daniels
  • Gov. Christie wins Virginia Tea Party presidential straw poll

    10/09/2010 5:04:34 PM PDT · by freespirited · 24 replies
    RICHMOND, Virgina — Gov. Christie was the surprise winner of a presidential straw poll taken today at the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention, according to a report on TimesDispatch.com. With 15 percent of the 1,560 votes, Christie topped Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, the report said. A report on Slate added that well-known Republicans Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Mitch Daniels, Michele Bachmann, Mike Pence, Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty also appeared on the ballot.
  • 2012 GOP Straw Poll (FReep it)

    10/04/2010 6:08:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 3, 2010
    The American Spectator wants you to know where you think the GOP's 2010 presidential prospects stand. So, for one week each month, we're inviting Spectator readers (and their friends!) to select their presidential preference from a list of would-be contenders. Each month, we'll report the results and compare them to the previous votes. To vote, select your preferred candidate from the list below, enter your email address, match the security code, and click the "Submit Your Vote" button. We'll email you each month when it's time to vote again. 1.Select a Candidate Please choose from the candidates below Haley Barbour...
  • Sarah Palin wins 2012 Right Nation poll: Chicago rising

    09/21/2010 9:36:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2010 | Bernie Quigley
    Sarah Palin has won the Right Nation 2010 straw poll for potential candidates for president in 2012. Palin gathered 19.1 percent at a Chicago-area conference on Sept. 18. Chris Christie came in second with 16.2 percent. Newt Gingrich third with 13.4 percent and Mitt Romney fifth with 11.2 percent. Mike Pence, who won the Values Voter summit, came in 10th with only 2.7 percent. Mike Huckabee, who came in second in the Values Voter Summit, came in sixth with 9.2 percent. The poll will show the preferences of grassroots leaders from throughout the heartland, says the group’s website, with conference...
  • Sarah Palin wins Right Nation 2010 straw poll

    09/20/2010 10:12:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 20, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON---Sarah Palin won the Right Nation 2010 straw poll for 2012 presidential potential candidates a straw poll from the Values Voter Summit, another conservative group taken over the weekend gave first place to Rep. Mike Pence. Right Nation has more that twice the number of people voting--1,693--than the Values Voter gathering with 723 participating in the straw poll. Right Nation 2010 held its national meeting Saturday in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, billing itself as a gathering of conservatives, Republicans and Tea Party independents. Palin did not attend the Right Nation 2010 or Values Voter Summit in Washington. Out...
  • The Mike Pence I Know (Meet the Man who Topped the Preferred Presidential Straw Poll)

    09/20/2010 7:12:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2010 | Ed Lasky
    Indiana Congressman Mike Pence was on fire over the weekend at the Values Voters Summit in Washington. This was a conservative crowd, and they found a candidate to rally behind. They showed their enthusiasm in a very American way: a straw poll that put Pence at the top of their preferred presidential picks -- and that also favors him for the number-two slot. Reports the Washington Times: Indiana Rep. Mike Pence edged ahead of television talk show host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for first place in the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit 2012 presidential straw poll...
  • Congressman Pence wins conservative straw poll ("Values Voters Summit", 723 social conservatives)

    09/18/2010 7:25:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/10 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative voters chose the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, Mike Pence, as their top choice for president for 2012 in a straw poll on Saturday. The nonbinding opinion vote among 723 social conservatives attending what organizers called the "Values Voters Summit" put former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in second place for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, with 22 percent of the vote, compared with Pence's 24 percent. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin placed fifth, with 7 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney placed third, with 13 percent and former House...
  • Mitt Romney's Louisiana (Straw Poll) Purchase

    04/13/2010 5:48:08 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 336+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/13/2010 | Gary P.
    How sad and pathetic is the effort to prop up Mitt Romney, to make him look like a viable candidate for 2012? Pretty sad. As is done at every big political gathering, a straw poll was held at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. These things are generally worthless as a predictor of who is a viable candidate though, Bill Frist won the previous poll at the SRLC, for example. At this year’s CPAC event, Ron Paul won the polling, making a mockery of the entire process. In fact, so many shenanigans have been going on lately, there...
  • Paul is GOP's straw man

    02/22/2010 4:18:06 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 615+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 21, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul won the most support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in an unofficial straw poll of conservative activists attending the annual CPAC conference. A libertarian who has railed against spending, Paul won the contest yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference with 31 percent backing. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 22 percent, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came in a distant third with 7 percent. Fewer than a quarter of the 10,000 attendees participated in the balloting.
  • GOP's White House wannabes no 'field' of dreams

    02/22/2010 4:12:19 AM PST · by Scanian · 27 replies · 537+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- The Dem ocratic Congress is in the dumps, the Obama presidency has turned into something of a lemon, and Republicans have enjoyed a spate of victories in some of the most unlikely places. So why would a chorus of boos rise from a gathering of conservatives here this weekend at the prospect of facing a crippled Obama in 2012? Because, much like 2008, the Republican field remains downright depressing. The only unified applause came when the announcer noted that a majority of those participating in the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Committee are not satisfied with...
  • Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    02/20/2010 2:42:51 PM PST · by onyx · 702 replies · 15,479+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/2010 | FOX NEWS CHANNEL
    Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll
  • CPAC Vets See Tight Romney-Palin Race

    02/18/2010 8:51:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 567+ views
    The National Journal's Hotline On Call ^ | February 17, 2010 | Reid Wilson
    The first skirmish in the war over the GOP WH nomination takes place this weekend among thousands of conservative activists, and veterans of previous straw polls see a tight battle between ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney and ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin developing at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference. In an informal survey of GOP party leaders, strategists, activists and pundits representing backers of virtually every potential candidate in the field, a narrow plurality say Palin will win this weekend's straw poll. 22 of 48 GOPers surveyed chose Palin, while 20 chose Romney. Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich and MN Gov. Tim...
  • CPAC Straw Poll

    02/17/2010 9:00:41 AM PST · by Amish · 19 replies · 909+ views
    "Political Wire" has a CPAC Presidential Straw Poll up at: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2010/02/17/who_will_win_the_cpac_straw_poll.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PoliticalWire+%28Political+Wire%29 Sarah Palin is currently blowing away the competition with 67% My "dark horses" are missing from this list. That would be Kasich/Rubio (assuming both win in November). Comments?
  • Seifert is top GOP pick for governor in straw poll (Mn Governor)

    10/03/2009 6:19:03 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 6 replies · 921+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 10/03/09 | Rachel Stassen-Berger - Staff Reporter
    Minnesota Republicans were told Saturday that they are members of a brand-new party and that Rep. Marty Seifert is their early favorite to be the state's brand-new governor. Seifert, of Marshall, who came into the race as a front-runner and has one of the most active campaigns, won 37 percent of the first-choice votes in a non-binding straw poll. Rep. Tom Emmer of Delano came in second, former state auditor Pat Anderson third and Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie a close fourth. The poll won't bind delegates in next year's endorsement fight, but it gave winners bragging rights and...
  • Whitman, Fiorina reject California GOP 'straw poll' (Ruh-Roh, Skippy!)

    09/28/2009 2:15:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 880+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/28/09 | Peter Hamby
    (CNN) – Two Republican statewide candidates in California are touting the results of a state GOP convention straw poll that showed conservative activists overwhelmingly rejecting the gubernatorial bid of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and the likely Senate bid of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. The campaign of gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner boasted about his 64-point victory over Whitman in Sunday's straw poll on their Web site and on Twitter. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore's campaign touted their own dominating win over Fiorina — 91 percent to six percent — in a campaign e-mail celebrating their success at this weekend's Fall...
  • Gov. Mike Huckabee Wins "Values Voters Summit" 2012 Straw Poll - Video 9/19/09

    09/19/2009 6:18:34 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies · 864+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from the Values Voters Summit today, where Gov. Mike Huckabee was the winner in the 2012 Presidential Straw Poll. Mike Huckabee cruised to an easy victory in a presidential straw poll taken among attendees at a social conservative conference, beating a group of four other Republican contenders by an over two-to-one margin.Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and a 2008 presidential candidate, won with just over 28 percent of the 597 votes cast by attendees at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the runner-up, narrowly edging out Minnesota Gov....
  • It might be worth joining the GOP just to be a Ted Nugent Republican

    09/18/2009 9:05:18 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 16 replies · 1,242+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:00 PM | Josh Painter
    The Value Voters Summit is underway in Washington this weekend, and many political animals are looking forward to the straw poll which will be taken Saturday at the conference. While it's just a straw poll, and the 2012 presidential race is still pretty far down the campaign trail, some pundits think they will be able to read something significant in the tea leaves. One of those is Bernie Quigley of The Hill's Pundits Blog: It should be useful in cutting through the ambiguity and denial about the various grassroots movements around the country. In a poll six months ago, Palin...
  • Two Views: Straw poll coming up for GOP

    09/14/2009 1:14:52 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 21 replies · 615+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Opinion) ^ | September 14, 2009 | Martha Zoller, Michael Bailey
    Two Opinions: The first major straw poll of the 2012 Republican presidential nomination takes place next weekend at the Family Research Council Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Will Republicans establish an early leader this election cycle? Or will a few frontrunners battle it out until deep into the primary season? By Martha ZollerTalk-show host, ?Georgia News Network" It’s hard to say. I love polls, all kinds of polls. Karen Handel won the straw poll in Columbus for a governor’s race that is not happening until November 2010. Next weekend, the well-respected Family Research Council Values Voter Summit will take...
  • Palin Wins Kansas Presidential Straw Poll

    06/28/2009 1:45:08 PM PDT · by curth · 89 replies · 3,518+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 28, 2009 | Steve Kraske
    President -- 2012 Sarah Palin: 76 Mike Huckabee: 54 Mitt Romney: 52 Bobby Jindal: 19 Ron Paul: 9 In a straw poll at the Olathe Republican Party's annual Picnic and Straw Poll Saturday at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop, Todd Tiahrt grabbed a big win in a straw poll faceoff. Tiahrt and Moran, both members of Congress, are squaring off in the GOP primary next year for the U.S. Senate. Saturday's results: Tiahrt: 165 votes. Moran: 46. The 3rd District, which encompasses the site of the poll, is a major battleground in the primary race given that Moran hails from Hays...
  • New AOL Straw Poll: McCain winning in all 50 states.

    07/14/2008 6:59:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 681+ views
    AOL ^ | July 14, 2008
    The poll was restated today: 29,356 votes so far. McCain is leading Obama by 74-26%. Go to the link to vote.
  • RVB Survey: McCain Routs Obama in Straw Poll

    07/06/2008 8:31:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 187+ views
    RV Business Magazine ^ | July 3, 2008
    John McCain by a landslide. At least that’s the consensus from the recreational vehicle community, according to the latest RVBUSINESS.com Industry Poll that asked respondents to weigh in on November’s presidential election. Fully 67% of the 346 participants cast their ballots for Republican Senator McCain. Democratic Senator Barack Obama was a distant second at 25% while Libertarian Bob Barr carried 2% and another 6% were undecided. The overwhelming factor among McCain supporters was his level of experience. “There are several key issues, including national security, taxes and the economy,” said a member of the supplier community. “Obama is inexperienced and...
  • Romney wins conservatives' straw poll

    02/10/2008 7:28:58 AM PST · by jdm · 57 replies · 133+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - Talk about cold comfort. Mitt Romney, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race on Thursday, won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, edging out likely nominee John McCain. Ballots for the straw poll conducted at the Conservatives Political Action Conference were collected Thursday morning through Friday afternoon. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, quit the race in a midday speech to the conference on Thursday. In the straw poll vote, Romney got 35 percent and McCain 34 percent. Mike Huckabee and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas tied with 12 percent. Romney won the straw poll at...
  • (Poll to FREEP) Who gets your vote for President? Take AOL Straw Poll

    12/26/2007 8:04:18 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 69 replies · 178+ views
    AOL ^ | December 26, 2007 | the eagle has landed
    Current Results Republicans 138,270 Ron Paul 44,805 32% Rudy Guliani 22,520 16% Mike Huckabee 21,768 16% John McCain 18,996 14% Mitt Romney 17,640 13% Fred Thompson 11,169 11% Duncan Hunter 1,372 1% Democrats 123,492 Hillary Clinton 55,172 45% Barak Obama 33,786 27% John Edwards 19,810 16% Joe Biden 4,940 4% Dennis Kucinich 4,825 4% Bill Richardson 3,479 2% Chris Dodd 762 1% Mike Gravel 718 1%
  • Paul wins Virginia GOP straw poll

    12/02/2007 4:02:33 AM PST · by P8riot · 78 replies · 950+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 12/2/2007 | TYLER WHITLEY
    ARLINGTON -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul easily won a presidential poll at a Republican Party of Virginia conference here yesterday. Paul polled 182 out of about 500 votes cast. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson finished second with 112 votes, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee finished third with 51 votes. The straw poll was held at the 24th annual Republican Advance, generally attended by activists and grass-roots workers, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in the Washington suburbs.
  • Straw Poll Results Raise Many Questions

    10/20/2007 9:02:08 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 22 replies · 90+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2007 | Michael Luo
    Based on the smattering of applause that Mr. Romney got when his name was announced as the top vote getter, with 1,595 votes or 27.6 percent, it is safe to say that many in the hall were surprised that he won, surpassing Mr. Huckabee by 30 votes... Things shake up differently when looking at only the votes that were made by those on-site. Of 952 votes cast on-site, Mr. Huckabee received 488, or 51 percent, a virtual runaway in such a crowded field. Mr. Romney had only 99 votes, or 10.4 percent; Mr. Thompson received 77 votes, or 8 percent;...
  • A tale of two polls

    10/20/2007 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 17 replies · 72+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 20, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    It could be an episode of Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story.” Mitt Romney was announced from the podium Saturday afternoon as the winner of the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Straw Poll,” narrowly edging Mike Huckabee. But it turns out that the 5,775-vote total included thousands of people who had voted online, and could have become eligible by paying as little as $1 to join FRC Action, the legislative action arm of Family Research Council. Although the audience at the Washington Hilton was not told, the crowd favorite among the 952 attendees who voted in person turned out...
  • Romney Wins Conservative Straw Poll

    10/20/2007 1:41:59 PM PDT · by freespirited · 118 replies · 284+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/07 | Karen Travers
    Mitt Romney won the Family Research Council Values Voters' Summit straw poll in Washington Saturday, barely beating out Mike Huckabee with just 30 more votes. Romney garnered 1595 votes to Huckabee's 1565 in the poll of conservative activists. Ron Paul was third with 865 and Fred Thompson was fourth with 564 votes. No vote count has been announced for Rudy Giuliani. Romney spoke at the summit Friday and called for ending the "marriage penalty" and decreasing out-of-wedlock birth. In a veiled hit at his rival, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and his more liberal positions on gay rights and...
  • Ohio GOPers Like Fred

    09/30/2007 3:24:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 530+ views
    Wide Open at Cleveland.com ^ | September 28, 2007 | Dave
    The Ohio Republican Party announced today the results of its 2007 Presidential Straw Poll, declaring former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson the winner with 33 percent of the vote. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took second with 24 percent, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney placed third with 17 percent of the ballots cast. A Fred vs. Hillary matchup would be an interesting repolarization of Ohio, as one would expect that the southern-oriented south and southwest Ohio would be quite friendly to Fred. I would think that Northeast Ohio would remain friendly to Hillary, leaving a big fight over...
  • Fred Thompson wins state Republican straw poll (Ohio!)

    09/28/2007 12:59:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 538+ views
    Buckeye Firearms News ^ | September 28, 2007
    The Hannah Report is covering news that the Ohio Republican Party released the results of its recent straw poll for the 2008 presidential primary showing the pro-gun former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson leading the anti-gun former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In the poll, Thompson received 33 percent, Giuliani received 24 percent, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney received 17 percent, U.S. Sen. John McCain received 11 percent, former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee seven percent, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback four percent, followed by Duncan Hunter with two percent, Ron Paul one percent, and Tom Tancredo one percent. Nearly 2,300 Republicans...
  • Tuesday Tracker GOP straw poll for September 25

    09/25/2007 11:27:35 AM PDT · by flywheel1956 · 3 replies · 75+ views
    This week's ranked choice straw poll is now open. Balloting closes at midnight PST. http://www.choiceranker.com/election.php?eid=126 September's poll for officially-announced GOP candidates is here: http://www.choiceranker.com/election.php?eid=116 Another month-long poll including Newt Gingrich is here: http://www.choiceranker.com/election.php?eid=117 Fred Thompson won last week's Tuesday Tracker. See the results here: http://www.choiceranker.com/election.php?eid=123 The system uses a ranked choice ballot and displays results in three ways: 1. Plurality (what you're used to) 2. Depth (a system similar to college football rankings) 3. Instant Runoff (like the system in Australia and some US cities) Instant Runoff trumps if the different systems result in different winners.
  • Romney Loses Ames Straw Poll (August 13, 2007)

    09/18/2007 7:46:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,085+ views
    Elephant Biz ^ | August 13, 2007 | Bill Hobbs
    Yes, that headline is right. Mitt Romney lost the Ames Straw Poll Saturday in Iowa. True, he came in first with 31 percent of the vote, but he spent lavishly, and couldn't crack 50 percent in a race in which every other member of the top-tier of candidates declined to participate. That's right - in a field devoid of any other well-funded competition, in a race whose winner tends to be the guy with the most money to buy tickets and bus in supporters from all corners of the Hawkeye state, Romney couldn't get a third of the vote -...
  • Thompson wins SD Straw Poll [South Dakota]

    09/04/2007 2:23:58 PM PDT · by deport · 39 replies · 1,097+ views
    SD GOP ^ | 9-4-07 | SDGOP
    HURON – Fred Thompson won the first-ever South Dakota Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll at the South Dakota State Fair Aug. 30 through Sept. 3, 2007. Thompson bested the field of nine garnering 25 percent of the vote. He was followed by Rudy Giuliani who received 19 percent; John McCain received 14 percent, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney each received 13 percent; Ron Paul received 8 percent; Duncan Hunter received 4 percent; Sam Brownback received 3 percent; and Tom Tancredo received 1 percent of the vote. More than 500 people voted in the poll which was conducted at the...
  • Duncan Hunter visits Northern Nevada

    09/04/2007 10:52:48 AM PDT · by sierrascrapper · 39 replies · 505+ views
    KOLO TV NEWS 8 ^ | Sept 3, 2007 | AP
    Congressman Duncan Hunter visited Northern Nevada over the Labor Day weekend. He attended the Best of the West Rib Cookoff in Sparks, NV on Sunday and spoke at the kick-off for the Fight For Victory Tour in Carson City, NV on Monday.
  • Coryell Straw Poll in Presidential Race (July 3rd: Hunter 1st, Thompson 2nd, Romney 3rd)

    09/04/2007 7:41:27 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 37 replies · 459+ views
    Coryell GOP Website ^ | 07/03/2007 | Ed Thompson
    The Coryell County GOP Straw Poll was a great success with speakers informing us about each of ten declared and undeclared candidates. Our speakers included Borah Van Dormolen, Texas President of the Republican Women’s Clubs; Justice Tom Gray, Court of Appeals, Chris DeCluitt, President of the Waco Republican Club, Marc LeGare, a local citizen, Earnest Remedies, Precinct Chairman; Lee Kelley, Secretary of the Coryell GOP, Peggy Thompson, Vice Chairman, and myself. It was well presented information and informative. Duncan Hunter took 35 percent of the vote, Fred Thompson got 30% and Mitt Romney received 20%. We’ll be better informed now...
  • Paul's supporters disappointed by results

    09/02/2007 3:41:26 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 220 replies · 2,989+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 2, 2007 | GROMER JEFFERS Jr.
    As the vote tallies were announced at the Texas Republican straw poll Saturday, at least one supporter of Rep. Ron Paul of Lake Jackson couldn't contain his frustration. "Fix!" he yelled from the back of the ballroom at the Fort Worth Convention Center. "There's no way." The congressman put a great deal of effort into the event in his home state, even paying to bus in supporters. They seemed to be the largest force in town. So it was a disappointment to those supporters when he came in third. Some were convinced that Dr. Paul won. "The results are totally...
  • Attn: FredHeads, Texas Straw Poll Ft. Worth Sept. 1st

    08/16/2007 12:25:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,222+ views
    August 15, 2007 | Ken Emanuelson
    FredHeads: As you may know, the Texas Straw Poll will be held in Fort Worth on Saturday, September 1. Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and John McCain WILL NOT be actively participating. It's also expected that our man Fred will not be actively participating. Given these facts, this poll is WIDE OPEN, folks. It's anybody's ball game. I've been told that FRED WILL BE ON THE BALLOT, and I'm working on getting official confirmation on that. If Fred's on the ballot, we have a golden opportunity to generate a very nice showing for our man right here in Texas. The state...
  • Why Duncan Hunter Won the (Texas) Straw Poll - If You Build it, They Will Vote

    09/01/2007 11:18:33 PM PDT · by anymouse · 356 replies · 3,913+ views
    e-mail from Denise McNamara, TX RNC Rep. | 9/1/07 | Denise McNamara
    The Texas Straw Poll is one for the history books. The failure of the legislature to move up the Texas primary date, the scheduling of the event on Labor Day weekend and the first day of dove-hunting season, the limiting of participants to past convention delegates rather than Republican primary voters, and the lack of participation by the leading candidates all contributed to an extremely low turnout. The event ended up being a showcase for Texas Congressman Ron Paul and California Congressman Duncan Hunter. Expectations were high for Ron Paul, and no doubt his supporters are disappointed by his third...
  • Hunter wins Texas first GOP straw poll

    09/01/2007 3:02:36 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 169 replies · 2,228+ views
    KLTV ^ | 09/01/2007
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - California congressman Duncan Hunter has won Texas' first Republican Party Straw Poll. Hunter got 534 votes. Former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson came in second with 266 votes, and Texas congressman Ron Paul came in third with 217 votes. The low-turnout event in Fort Wroth lacked the top-tier presidential candidates. Other candidates attending were Chicago businessman John Cox, counterterrorism expert Hugh Cort of Birmingham, Ala., and tool & die maker Ray McKinney of Savannah, Ga. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Senator John McCain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Governor...
  • Straw poll offers Hunter opportunity to stand out

    08/23/2007 7:58:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies · 497+ views
    The Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | August 23, 2007 | Jason Buch
    The good news for U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter is that he should get plenty of exposure during the Texas Republican Straw Poll during the Labor Day weekend. The bad news is that on Wednesday afternoon, only one newspaper reporter and one TV news crew showed up for his news conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.
  • [Mitt]Romney, [Fred]Thompson tie for straw poll victory

    08/19/2007 4:22:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1,532+ views
    August 19, 2007 | Dan Shaw
    http://www.jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070819/ELECTION01/708190344 Due to copyright issues, link only....
  • Paul Grabs Republican Straw Poll (Alabama)

    08/18/2007 2:35:02 PM PDT · by Austin Willard Wright · 6 replies · 901+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | August 18, 2007 | Jaman Smith
    TUSCALOOSA | Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul dominated the West Alabama Republican Assembly 2007 Presidential Preference Straw Poll held at the Bryant Conferent Center this afternoon. Of the 266 votes casts during the poll, Paul claimed 216 of them, landing him an easy win.
  • Ron Paul Wins Big in Alabama(Landslide Republican Victory

    08/18/2007 1:36:47 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 340 replies · 3,086+ views
    Ron Paul (2008) ^ | August 18, 2007
    Ron Paul received 216 votes for a commanding first-place finish in a straw poll today sponsored by the West Alabama Republican Assembly. Mitt Romney came in second with 14 votes. The poll was open to Alabama residents.
  • RON PAUL DEFRAUDED BY IOWA STRAW POLL PROCESS -- Part I (LAUGH ALERT)

    08/17/2007 10:46:03 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 737 replies · 11,781+ views
    votefraud.org ^ | Jim Condit Jr.
    This e-wire / report ultimately makes two points: 1. The voting process at the Iowa Straw Poll was a fraud, wrapped in lies. (Whenever those running any kind of an election use police power to hide all the ballots from the people, and then announce results (?) when supposedly (?) only they have seen the ballots – those people are frauds, are acting like Stalin-esque tyrants, and their organization is a fraud. That award goes in our current drama to the Iowa GOP leadership, namely Ted Sporer, Chuck Laudner, Mary Tiffany, Craig Robinson, and Chairman Ray Hoffman. What they did...
  • First straw poll in Illinois (Romney 1st place, Fred 2nd)

    08/16/2007 10:54:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 757+ views
    HOI 19 TV ^ | August 16, 2007 | Kim Carollo
    Last week's Iowa straw poll got a lot of national attention -- historically it's known to be something that could make or break a presidential candidate. On Thursday, Illinois got in on the action, with its first-ever straw poll. The polls were open at the state fair, and voters chose a candidate for president. But it's not Election Day -- its the first straw poll in Illinois. "You felt the enthusiasm in that room -- here it is, it was pouring rain at the time, and people were literally standing in the rain waiting to vote,” said Illinois State Republican...
  • What We Saw at the Iowa Straw Poll (Fredheads E-Mail)

    08/14/2007 11:36:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 714+ views
    Texas Fredheads | August 14, 2007 | Ken Emanuelson
    I'm pleased to report that the FredHead Express team made it safely back in Texas. The response in Iowa was really great. More often than not, our table had people in front of it giving us encouragement and begging for Fred stuff. A bunch of people from the rival campaigns dropped by to (quietly) tell us they'd be backing Fred once he's in. Some whispered that they'd voted for Fred in the poll. A McCain supporter told us the McCain folks sent out an "alert" once they found out we were there. We all got a kick out of that...
  • (Tommy) Thompson may end bid Sunday

    08/12/2007 9:10:15 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 13 replies · 576+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 11, 2007 | Katherine M. Skiba
    Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson's campaign signaled tonight that he would end his presidential bid Sunday, a day after his 6th place finish in the Iowa Republican Party's straw poll. Steve Grubbs, his senior national adviser, said a formal statement would be released Sunday. Still, Grubbs made plain that Thompson would call it quits. "The governor said from the beginning that if he didn't do well in the straw poll that it was unlikely that he would continue," he said. "Without a strong finish, it will be next to impossible to raise the money necessary to keep the campaign going...
  • Romney Wins. Huckabee Shines. The light on the horizon is T. Thompson and D. Hunter in flames.

    08/12/2007 7:32:41 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 41 replies · 1,438+ views
    RedState.com ^ | August 12, 2007 | Erick Erickson
    Huckabee is dazzling. I've said all along that Huckabee has been the stand out guy in all the debates. He's won several of the debates, even though the media would rather fixate on McCain. It just might be time for Brownback to call it a day, though Ames plausibly gives him staying power. Sadly, Ames will give Tancredo and Paul credibility they do not deserve, which is why, at the end of the day, I can't give Ames much credibility. At least we can be done with Tommy G-string Thompson. There is no way Tancredo is going to get the...