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, Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...>
> And the Winner Is
> September 1st, 2007 at 4:21 pm
> The results of the Texas presidential straw poll were
> just announced, and Congressman Duncan Hunter blew
> away the diminished field, receiving 41 percent of the
> vote. Perhaps more surprising was the strong showing
> of second-place finisher: former senator and "Law and
> Order" star Fred Thompson, who just announced his
> candidacy this week, kinda. He took 20 percent of the
> Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who had the most visible
> support this weekend, finished third with 16.7
> percent. Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee each garnered
> 6 percent, and Mitt Romney received 4.7 percent.
> And then there's Ray McKinney a Georgia Republican
> who on a whim decided to run for president during his
> vacation time and who during his speech today thanked
> delegates for "not taking this time to go to the
> bathroom and listening to me" received 2.2 percent.
> That placed him ahead of Sen. John McCain, Sen. Sam
> Brownback, and Congressman Tom Tancredo, who all
> tallied less than 1 percent.
> A total of 1,300 delegates cast votes, far short of
> the number that party officials hoped would turn out
> and nowhere close to the turnout for even the most
> sparsely attended state conventions. It certainly
> didn't help when all the major candidates opted not to
> participate. At the end of the day, the big loser at
> Texas' first Republican presidential straw poll was
> the state party.