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Ron Paul Wins Taunton MA Republican 2012 Straw Poll



By Peggy R

Holy Cow, this from Massachusetts?

Ron Paul 51%
Romney 38%
Santorum 8%
Newt 3%

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Ron Paul announced winner of Washington County Maine Caucus 2012

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Announcement of Ron Paul’s Maine caucus straw poll victory in Washington County Maine 2/18/2012. Total at super caucus: Ron Paul 163, Romney 80, Santorum 57, Newt 4.


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Fear And Loathing In The Maine GOP



Submitted by ZMAN70

My brother, a delegate chair, met with the Secretary of the Caucus of his town. This was a few days ago.

The Secretary and my brother talked about delegate information for about 15 minutes. As they were talking, a gentleman walked in, pulled up a chair, and sat down.

The Secretary introduced the man to my brother. My brother recognized the man….he holds a high office in the GOP in my brother’s county.

After some small chit chat….this is the conversation that took place……keep in mind….neither the Secretary nor the GOP official knew that my brother was a Paul supporter…….

GOP Official: So, you’re the guy who’s going to be collecting delegates huh?

Brother: That’s Right.

GOP Official: You know they’re really worried about the state convention.

Brother: What do you mean?

GOP Official: You know, that they’re going to hijack this thing.

Brother: What do you mean hijack? What are you talking about?

GOP Official: You know, the Ron Paul People. They’re going to hijack the convention.

Brother: Really?

GOP Official. Yea…We’re very concerned. They can hijack the state convention, and win the whole thing.

Brother: Wow…Really? You’re that concerned huh?

GOP Official: Oh yeah. They have me setting up other caucuses in the smaller towns to get the delegates.

Brother: Is that possible? The deadline is February 11th.
They’re going to announce the tally.

GOP Official: It has nothing to do with the straw poll. We’re not going to add them to the tally, its about getting delegates. You know, it has nothing to do with the straw polls right? It’s all about the delegates. You know, I’ve been to all the Caucuses in the county and Ron Paul dominated them all….hands down.

Brother: Even the other caucus…in the next town over?

GOP Official: Yeah…I went to all of them. I talked to the Councilman. I know Ron Paul won the entire county.

Brother: Wow.

(then there was some more idle chit chat)

GOP Official: We need to do this to prevent the Paul supporters from hijacking the state convention. You know, they’re going to increase security.

Brother: What are you expecting? You think they’re going to riot?

GOP Official: No, not concerned about that. It’s just that, you know, that Ron Paul people are very vocal.

Brother: I don’t get it then…why the security? As long as they’re being respectful, isn’t it good to engage in dialogue?

GOP Official: Well, it’s just they can be very vocal.

(GOP official then started talking about bylaws at the convention…but he kind of trailed off…and didn’t finish his thoughts.)

The GOP official then started asking my brother personal questions.

GOP Official: Jim, I remember you from the Caucus.

Brother: Yeah…I remember you too.

The GOP official then looked out the window and saw my brother’s car.

GOP Official: Jim, is that your car? The grey one? The one with the Ron Paul sticker?

Brother: Yes it is!

GOP Official: Wait, are you telling me that you are a Ron Paul supporter?

Brother: Yes I am!

The GOP Official then looked at the Secretary. They stared at each other for a few seconds. And then he looked down at the floor. Then there was silence…for about a minute.

The GOP Official then looked at my brother and said…

” You know, I don’t have anything against Ron Paul or anything. It’s just that his supporters, you know….

My brother then defended Paul supporters by saying that they are respectful, civil and totally engaged in the process. And that’s what you want.

GOP Official…Well, its his views on the drug laws….

Brother: The war on drugs…the way it’s set up…is not working. I have kids who can score drugs right around the block in this town. Why are you afraid to look at another philosophy?

The GOP official did not answer the question.

My brother then received a text from his wife…who was not feeling well. He told then GOP official and the Secretary that he had to leave. He wished them both a good day…and left.


Ron Paul WINS Tennessee Republican Assembly Straw Poll



Nashville, TN Hotel Preston 1/28/12

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The Results:

Ron Paul 200 votes

Rick Santorum 62 votes
Newt Gingrich 38 votes
Mitt Romney 15 votes
Jon Huntsman 1 vote

By percentage for these results:

Ron Paul 63.3%
Rick Santorum 19.6%
Newt Gingrich 12%
Mitt Romney 4%
John Huntsman .

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Ron Paul surprises party establishment by winning Idaho GOP straw poll in Garden City



By Dan Popkey

Despite a speech from U.S. Sen. Jim Risch backing Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul won Friday’s pay-to-play vote. Paul’s surrogate was Washington state Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley.

How strong a win? The former Libertarian got 43 percent (173 votes) to the former Massachusetts governor’s 34 percent (135). Trailing them were Newt Gingrich with 12 percent (47 votes), Rick Santorum at 10 percent (40) and Jon Huntsman with 1 percent (4). A total of 399 people from across Idaho participated. Rick Perry’s campaign asked not to be included on the straw poll ballot.

What’s it mean? It cost $30 to participate, and party officials cautioned against making too much of the result. The poll was a party fundraiser held at the Riverside Hotel in Garden City.

Whoops of joy: Paulies were jubilant. “It feels so good,” said Chris MacCloud of Meridian. “Just a lot of hard work, time and energy.”

New plan for GOP: Idaho Republicans are using a caucus for the first time this year. They also moved up the delegate-selection date from a May primary to the March 6 caucus on Super Tuesday — which features GOP contests in 10 states — in hopes of having a role in picking the nominee. Party officials hope for 15,000 to caucus in Ada and Canyon counties alone.

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Ron Paul Sets New Records as Herman Cain Continues Slide in CHQ Straw Poll



By Andrew Davis | 11/28/11

After setting a new personal best in the CHQ Presidential Straw Poll last week, Newt Gingrich fell 11 percent, barely edging out Herman Cain, who also continued his slide for the third week in a row. Yet, at the top, Ron Paul jumped by 15 percent over last week, proving again that the grassroots are demanding a call for genuine fiscal discipline, and not just empty rhetoric.

Here is the full breakdown of last week’s CHQ Presidential Straw Poll:

1. Ron Paul (56 percent; up 15 percent)
2. Newt Gingrich (14 percent; down 11 percent)
3. Herman Cain (13 percent; down 5 percent)
4. Michele Bachmann (6 percent; no change)
5. Rick Perry (4 percent; no change)
6. Mitt Romney (3 percent; up 1 percent)
7. Gary Johnson (2 percent; up 1 percent)
8. Rick Santorum (1 percent; no change)
9. Other (0 percent; down 1 percent)
9. Jon Huntsman (0 percent; no change).

Did Newt’s immigration comments hurt him last week? Will Cain continue to fall in the polls? Can Paul continue to climb? Have Perry and Bachmann finally settled at 4 and 6 percent, respectively? Only your votes will decide, so go vote now in’s weekly GOP Presidential Straw Poll and decide their fates.

If you have not already, please vote in this week’s straw poll by clicking here. If you’re not currently a registered CHQ member, and would like to vote in the poll, please register here.

Results of the CHQ Republican Presidential Straw Poll:

Bachmann Cain Gingrich Huntsman Johnson Paul Perry Romney Santorum Other
10/17/11 6% 28% 11% 0% 1% 37% 7% 4% 5% 0%
10/24/11 7% 24% 17% 0% 1% 35% 12% 0% 2% 1%
10/31/11 6% 32% 15% 0% 0% 36% 7% 2% 1% 1%
11/7/11 6% 25% 22% 0% 1% 38% 5% 2% 1% 1%
11/14/11 6% 18% 25% 0% 1% 41% 4% 2% 1% 1%
11/21/11 6% 13% 14% 0% 2% 56% 4% 3% 1% 0%

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Ron Paul at Des Moines Register Editorial Board Interview

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Ron Paul Iowa Surge Discussed on Judge Nepalitano (11-19-11)


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Why Ron Paul will win the Iowa Caucuses



By Darren Richardson | The Punditty Project

The participatory enthusiasm of Rep. Ron Paul’s online fans is widely known, and it has carried over on several occasions to real flesh-and-blood straw poll victories in the North, South, East and West. In roughly six weeks, it will pay off with a victory in the Iowa Caucuses.

The writing has been on the wall for some time now, at least for those who have been open-minded enough to read it. Beginning with the Ames Straw Poll in mid-August, when Paul finished a close second to the first GOP “Flavor of the Month,” Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, it didn’t take a visionary to see that Paul’s base was going to hold while other candidates would see their support rise and fall like some worthless stock propped up by bailout funds.

Because Paul is the genuine article and not another just blow-with-the wind politician, he has held his own in the polls and is now gaining ground. The Paul campaign’s organizational prowess and the deep convictions of his hard-working supporters, along with an astoundingly weak field of Republican presidential contenders, will lift the Texas congressman to a first-place finish in Iowa when the Hawkeye State kicks off the nation’s voting season on Jan. 3, 2012.

Another look at Paul’s base

Throughout the 2011 portion of Campaign 2012, there has been a tendency among well-established political reporters and commentators to qualify all the good news for Paul by framing his success in reductionist terms. “He’s got some dedicated supporters, but he can never rise above his base.” Some supposedly wise pundits have repeated variations of this line over the past several months as if to cue readers and listeners not to take Paul too seriously. Many of these same pundits were absolutely certain that Texas Gov. Rick Perry would be the nominee and practically arranged his coronation the same day he announced his candidacy, based on their oh-so-certain prognosticative powers.

But there is another side to Paul’s numbers that the know-it-alls fail to mention. Namely, his base does not shrink, it grows. As the other Republican wannabes crumble under the weight of their own inadequacies and contradictions, Paul is emerging as a pillar of strength and conviction. Paul’s base is the kind of base that will gladly accept challenges like convincing at least three other people to vote for Paul, or making sure all Paul supporters have a ride to the polls, or working phone banks and e-mail lists for hours on end to give their man an edge. This is the kind of enthusiasm that breeds winners.

Paul – a true populist

Paul is a true populist, something this nation hasn’t seen since the inspired campaign of Bobby Kennedy in 1968, and an entire generation of political observers is either too jaded or too bought-off to frankly assess the Paul campaign for what it is – a phenomenon that will shake the roots of the Republican Party to its very core, a jolt that could possibly lead to the most significant voting re-alignment since the 1968 election saw the South go Republican.

The Republican Party establishment is not pleased with Paul’s ascent. But the people who give the party their votes are extremely pleased, and they are sharing the good news with all who will listen and helping them register as Republicans so as to help Dr. Paul’s cause in the primaries. Like it or not, the Republican Party is facing a long-overdue uprising in its ranks, one that will cause some historical shifts not only in 2012 but over the next few election cycles as well. We are seeing nothing less than the Liberty-loving wing of the GOP – and the electorate as a whole – say “Enough is enough!” when it comes to domestic and foreign policies that are harming rather than helping the national interests of the United States.

A recent Bloomberg poll finds Paul and the fading Cain in a virtual tie in Iowa, and a large part of Paul’s success there in recent weeks is due to a flurry of ads that his enthusiastic supporters make possible with their steady stream of donations. Look for Paul to take advantage of his Iowa win with by scheduling a “money bomb” weekend before the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 10, where he will likely finish a strong second to New Englander Mitt Romney.

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Ron Paul declared winner of Illinois Republican straw poll



Republican presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul speaks at the annual Republican Party of Iowa Ronald Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, November 4, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Jim Young

Ron Paul was declared the winner on Saturday of a weeklong Republican presidential straw poll in Democratic President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois.

Texas Congressman Paul won 52 percent of the combined 3,649 online and in-person votes cast between October 29 and Saturday evening. He won 66.5 percent of the votes cast over the Internet and 8 percent of those cast in person.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney earned 7 percent of the online votes cast and 35 percent of the in-person votes, winning the most in-person votes cast at 22 locations, the party said.

Businessman Herman Cain won 15 percent of the online vote and 29 percent of the in-person vote.

Romney’s and Cain’s combined totals were not immediately announced.

Each voter was required to make a $5 contribution to the Illinois Republican Party to cover costs of the straw poll and to support state and local Republican candidates.

“Today’s straw poll was an excellent opportunity to showcase our party’s strength one year out of the election,” said Illinois Republican Party chairman Pat Brady. “I am pleased with today’s turnout and look forward to building on our successes from 2010.”

Republicans hope to make Illinois a contested state in the 2012 general election, after Obama won his home state easily in the 2008 election.

Illinois Republicans captured four additional seats in the House of Representatives in the 2010 mid-term elections, giving them an 11 to eight majority.

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