Ron Paul Takes Illinois Straw Poll

Springfield, Ill. (IRN/KMOX) – The winner of the Illinois Republican straw poll is U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

The first-ever statewide Illinois straw poll took place on-line over the last week, and in person on Saturday at 22 locations around the state, with Paul the winner, getting 52 percent of the 3,649 votes cast.

U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.), who organized the poll, interprets the result this way:

“I think what this does is it shows the relative strengths of the candidates,” he said in announcing the results on Saturday night at Republican headquarters in Chicago. “Ron Paul is obviously a big on-line performer, and we saw that tonight. But what we saw in the in-person voting is that Gov. [Mitt] Romney took 35 percent of the vote, Herman Cain took 29 percent of the vote, and Ron Paul took 8
percent of the vote for the in-person voting.”

Other candidates; Newt Gingrich 9 percent, Rick Perry 2.5 percent, John Huntsman 1.5 percent, Rick Santorum 1.2 percent, Michele Bachmann  1.1 percent.  (Source Illinois Republican Party)

Participants had to pay $5 to the Republican Party to vote.

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  1. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi says:

    SIUE
    UMSL
    Wash U
    Webster

    3,649 total votes cast
    straw poll open 1 week
    Illinois voters Statewide
    $5 min. donation to vote

    ron paul or no GOP at all

  2. Eric says:

    RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!! He gets more donations from Active Men and Women in the Army, Military, etc. and Veterans than ALL CANDIDATES INCLUDING OBUMA (yes I men’t OBUMA) COMBINED!!!!!!! VOTE 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    RON PAUL HAD MORE PEOPLE VOTES IN 2008 THAN MCCAIN AND OBAMA HAD BUT MCCAIN AND OBOAMA HAD MORE LOBBYIST VOTES.
    It’s been the case for much of the past year that the U.S. economy is growing not because of government spending, but in spite of government cutbacks. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who doesn’t just talk about balancing the budget, but who has a full plan to get it done. Cuts $1 trillion in spending during the first year of Ron Paul’s presidency, returning responsibility for security to private property owners, abolishing corporate subsidies, stopping foreign aid, and ending foreign wars. Conducts a full audit of the Federal Reserve and implements competing currency legislation to strengthen the dollar and stabilize inflation. Dr. Paul is the only candidate with a plan to cut spending and truly balance the budget. This is the only plan that will deliver what America needs in these difficult times: Major regulatory relief, large spending cuts, sound monetary policy, and a balanced budget.

    IMPLEMENTS COMPETING CURRENCY LEGISLATION GOING BACK TO A GOLD STANDER SO THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T OVER SPEND LIKE THE DO TODAY

    I may only be 17 as for the moment, but im passionate on living in a free country that’s ran by the people not the other way around I don’t want to be a slave for china….. and im sure you don’t want any in your family to be either.

    http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

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