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Re: Tourist beats McCain, Brownback,Tancredo in Texas straw poll

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  • Ram Lau
    In short, Hunter received enough votes to get a city council seat of a small town.
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 2, 2007
      In short, Hunter received enough votes to get a city council seat of a
      small town.

      --- In prezveepsenator@yahoogroups.com, Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...>
      > http://www.texasobserver.org/blog/?p=587
      > 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
      > vote.
      > 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.
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