Ron Paul Wins California Straw Poll

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.


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  • by Shea Location: Piney Z on Sep 20, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    Who would vote for a man that hangs out in Bruno's hotel room?!
  • by Paul on Sep 19, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    I like Ron Paul. I don't agree with him but I understand his philosophy. I just feel there are too many of us now to make the libertarian outlook work. It is a kind of Utopia and trying to achieve any utopia never ends well.
  • by tina p. Location: ga on Sep 18, 2011 at 08:09 PM
    i hear he wants to put a stop to the failed drug war so i will vote for him.
  • by tom Location: madison on Sep 18, 2011 at 04:26 PM
    A man who will end the wars, strengthen defense, cut spending, and follow the constitution.
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      by whatever on Sep 18, 2011 at 06:36 PM in reply to tom
      If he could manage to do even half a fraction,it would still be tons better than what the current Prez has (or rather, HASN'T) accomplished.
  • by Proud Libertarian on Sep 18, 2011 at 03:45 PM
    People say Ron Paul is "nutty" because they can't attack him on any other issue. People don't understand real freedom anymore - they think we are free - but we really aren't - we are controlled by a corrupt government and bloated, selfish big businesses. People say they're against big government - but they really aren't - it's all they know. Ron Paul is a man of intergrity who practices what he preaches and has done so for the last 25 years. If you want more of the same old B. S. in politics - vote for any of the other candidates. If you want America to get back to what the coutry is supposed to be - vote Ron Paul in 2012. It's that simple....
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      by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 07:11 PM in reply to Proud Libertarian
      He still is nuts!
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        by Brutal Capital City, Florida on Sep 18, 2011 at 08:22 PM in reply to
        Hello Proud! It's me! John Cardinal Ratzinger is already the Pope! He doesn't need anymore on his plate. As for the Jester, well it is, what it is! I cannot wait for this dude to start talking about aliens and Dick Cheney! I'm sure he knows where the bodies are stored! He couldn't have been involved because he's a Libertarian, or could he? Hmmmm...
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      by Steve Not in Marietta on Sep 18, 2011 at 07:13 PM in reply to Proud Libertarian
      Yes I do not use the term 'NUT' without thinking about it! I supported that NUT Ross Perot, until he started talking about alien abductions, and hitmen searching for his daughter at her wedding! How does a hitman search for someone, at their wedding? Yessir, that is a pie in the sky crazy dude, and I cant wait for about four or five of these debates...He's going to be talkin' about aliens too! Thanx.
  • by Wow! on Sep 18, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    You realize that Ron Paul is a Representative in the US House (TX - 14th District), and NOT a Senator, right?
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      by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 at 04:35 AM in reply to Wow!
      His son who isn't as nutty is a Senator.
  • by Brutal Location: Capital City, Florida on Sep 18, 2011 at 02:14 PM
    Well I see the great state of California, has picked another would be loser! We will have to wait, until the election to actually confirm that he is a loser! Until that time, I see no reason whatsoever to let these losers here, off the hook. Rufus, and Paul Henry. Just 'Tards with a capital 'T'!
  • by Two Thumbs up! on Sep 18, 2011 at 01:49 PM
    Hope I get the chance to vote for him..
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    We know what they snort through those straws in California.
  • by Rufus Location: Tally on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    Ron Paul 2012.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 04:48 PM in reply to Rufus
      Ron needs to be retired to the nursing home. The old fool really can't just shut up. We know what those folks in California snort through those straws.
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