Ron Paul wins California straw poll
September 18th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul wins California straw poll

(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a California straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night.

A total of 833 ballots were cast during the straw poll, the statement said.

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Filed under: 2012 • California • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Ron Paul
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  1. Jeff in Virginia

    While Ron Paul has a few good ideas, he will never win. This is his plan:

    step1: blow up the system.
    step2: ???
    step3: libertarian paradise!!!

    He seems to not understand that most Americans will not go for step1 or step2, and do not want step3.

    September 18, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. Name king

    Ron Paul is the most liberal of all liberals and most conservative of all conservatives. This man has no middle grown. I guest why the extremes of both sides love him so much.

    September 18, 2011 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  3. ST

    If the pattern goes on, that one will vote for a contender who has mentioned at least one thing they like, then it will be extremely difficult o get a real candidate. In this case, I do think marijuana has won!

    September 18, 2011 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  4. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwin ventura sheehan

    the Ron Paul Army is conducting maneuvers ...

    September 18, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    California votes for weirdness.

    September 18, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  6. d

    I wonder how many of the canidates participated in the straw poll?

    September 18, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  7. Liberty2012

    It is interesting as all the other candidates attempt to copy Ron Paul's positions. This is only because the other candidates have hindsight. After all the the bailouts, after the housing collapse, after the problems of the wars going on forever, after the dollar is about to collapse, now all of a sudden they see the problem. Does anybody really want to elect any of these people who never saw it coming. Ron Paul is the only candidate with foresight. He saw all this coming for years.
    Ron Paul 2012

    September 18, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    I will not pay any attention to "STRAW POLL DRAWINGS" ever again since learning from the Iowa one that candidates actually "buy" and/or "bus" people in that would vote for them.............THUS, the downfall of Michelle Bachmann after Iowa to a person who never even fought in Iowa for the straw!!!

    Ron Paul has his dedicated posse that would follow him to hell if he goes there. But we must not forget that his posse is dedicated and is growing.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 18, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |