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Ron Paul wins presidential straw poll at CPAC

Ron Paul wins presidential straw poll at CPAC

July 18, 2011 - The Texas congressman, acknowledged for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was by no means a serious contender for the GOP nomination.

Previous Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a 2008 GOP candidate who is anticipated to run once more, came in second location with 23 p.c of the vote. Romney won the prior three presidential straw polls prior to Paul snapped his streak last year.

Many convention-goers booed when the benefits have been introduced but the Paul supporters drowned them out with chants of "Ron Paul! Ron Paul! Ron Paul!"

Paul's consecutive victories in the straw poll have disappointed numerous GOP devoted who would rather see a much more credible contender get. A CPAC official informed Fox Information that the big story is not Paul successful again but relatively the energy of Romney's second-put complete. 

Previous New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in a distant third with 6 % of the vote, adopted by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 5 percent. 

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels all acquired 4 percent. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin received 3 %. Businessman Herman Cain, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and South Dakota Sen. John Thune earned 2 percent. Previous U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour completed with 1 percent.

Fox News' Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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