Los Angeles, CA 9-18-11--
Texas Senator Ron Paul won this year's California straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night.
Out of a total of 833 ballots cast, Paul won with 44.9% of the votes.
Texas Governor Perry came in second with 29.3%, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in third with 8.8% of the votes.
Paul was scheduled to give speeches in Los Angeles on Saturday, including the keynote at the Republican Liberty Caucus of California.