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Ron Paul Wins NH Straw Poll

The Texas congressman won Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll by a commanding margin.

Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.

Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent despite not attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.

There were 302 ballots cast Saturday, and the full vote results are as follows, in the order the candidates were listed on the ballot: Jon Huntsman - 3 percent ; Herman Cain - 5 percent; Rick Perry - 8 percent; Fred Karger - 0 percent ; Paul - 45 percent; Mitt Romney - 10 percent; Thaddeus McCotter - 8 percent; Rick Santorum - 3 percent; Michele Bachmann - 5 percent; Buddy Roemer - 3 percent; Gary Johnson - 6 percent; and Newt Gingrich - 1 percent.

Rudy Giuliani and Paul Ryan each received 1 percent of the vote as write-in candidates, while another 1 percent was comprised of candidates who received less than 1 percent, according to event officials.

Gingrich, Perry, Romney and Santorum all were unrepresented at Saturday's event, as no one spoke on their behalf and none had a table at the event.

State Sen. Jim Forsythe spoke on behalf of Paul.

Saturday's event, which drew roughly 350 people, also featured a vote for New Hampshire governor.

More to come.

john pinarelli August 22, 2011 at 02:13 AM
Galveston Tea beautiful ,couldn't agree more.Hey BOB thank you I think we all care,at least I hope people do
Bob Minkwic August 22, 2011 at 04:51 AM
Bob Minkwic/Detroit...ATTN:Galveston Tea; With all due respect,what the hell are you talking about? The housing crisis has nothing to do with 'poor black kids and illegal aliens'.In fact you'll be happy to know that the housing crisis will be part of the reason that we won't be able to afford militarism in the future.As for the poor black kids,here in Detroit they're just trying to stay alive.And 'aliens' are from other planets.The people who are here without the proper government paperwork are able to remain here in part because of the so what who cares programs you refer to.And I can hardly imagine that Ron Paul condones the lack of personal responsibility that is a big part of the aforementioned crisis.But you seem to be condoning behavior by people who falsified legal documents to live beyond thier means with no regard for people who saved for a down payment & busted thier assess to pay thier bills.These people had thier property values destroyed by thier financially careless neighbors.Regardless of the tyranny of big government or the greed of the banking industry,WE THE PEOPLE have a personal responsibility to conduct ourselves properly.Blaming the government is a copout.If the government directed banks to give out free hammers to people that claimed to be carpenters should we feel sorry for the liars who smashed thier thumbs & fingers?The people really hurt would be the actual carpenters and of course those of us paying the bill.
TheFree Man August 22, 2011 at 08:20 AM
Ron Paul is the only hope we have of helping America to get back onto its feet. PLEASE SPREAD THIS VIDEO LIKE THE PLAGUE PUT IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK,MYSPACE,PERSONAL WEBSITE!! EMAIL IT TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS POST IT EVERYWHERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR RON PAUL!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxa_W1kTjjc
robertsgt40 August 22, 2011 at 02:08 PM
"Those that vote decide nothing. Those that count the votes decide everything"--Joseph Stalin. I'm a big Ron Paul fan. They will manage to throw him under the bus by hook or crook. Look up "Black Box Voting".
Rusty Boersma August 23, 2011 at 01:18 PM
Looks like the Paulbots were out in force in NH! All 145 of them! LOL!

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