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Ron Paul declared winner of Illinois Republican straw poll

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Ron Paul was declared the winner on Saturday of a weeklong Republican presidential straw poll in Democratic President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois. Texas Congressman Paul won 52 percent of the combined 3,649 online and in-person votes cast between October 29 and Saturday evening. He won…

Rep. Ron Paul praises whistle blowers like WikiLeaks

Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said Saturday that whistle blowers like Daniel Ellsberg and WikiLeaks were very important to the functioning of a free society. About a third of the way into his speech at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies’ (NFRA) Iowa Straw Poll, he said that while…

Texas Rep. Ron Paul wins another presidential straw poll

Republican Congressman Ron Paul won the latest straw poll to gauge popularity ahead of the 2012 presidential race in a key South Carolina county. The libertarian-leaning Texas congressman won the Lexington county Republican Party presidential straw poll on Saturday, with 16 percent of the 139 ballots cast. Former Massachusetts governor…

Rep. Ron Paul wins another Republican presidential straw poll

Texas Congressman Ron Paul beat out top Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in a straw poll for the second time this year. Nearly 18 percent of Republicans voted for Rep. Paul in the straw poll conducted at a GOP Convention in Sacramento on Saturday. He was followed…

Uncovered: Fox News deceptively used old CPAC footage to smear Ron Paul

Update: Fox News claims airing deceptive footage was just a ‘mistake’ Fox News’ Senior Vice President of News Michael Clemente told Mediate that the network simply made a “mistake” when it aired old footage of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) being booed. “We made a mistake with some of the video…

Ron Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Speaking to conservatives, Paul warns US government ‘in the process of failing’ For the second year running, Texas congressman Ron Paul came out on top among conservative Republicans in a “straw poll” contest to gauge popularity ahead of the 2012 presidential race. Paul, who calls himself a libertarian, is not…

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