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Ron Paul Wins Arkansas Straw Poll Despite being in Huckabee’s Home State

Ron Paul Wins Arkansas Straw Poll Despite being in Huckabee’s Home State

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Northwest Arkansas is considered a stronghold for the Republican Party in an otherwise heavily Democratic state. On Tuesday, the first straw poll for this campaign was held in Bentonville with a turnout of 142 registered voters to cast votes for their Presidential candidate of choice.

Although most people would think Mike Huckabee would be the clear winner in his home state, this was not the case. In a strong showing of support, Congressman Ron Paul took home the victory with a 37% piece of the pie.

The Benton County Republican Straw Poll was truly a packed house. Ron Paul’s regional director Mark Moore was in attendance and gave a short speech to the crowd of young and old alike.

Not only did Arkansas’s former Governor Mike Huckabee not take first place, he didn’t even finish second, losing to Mitt Romney who garnered 24% to Huckabee’s 21%.

John McCain came in with 14%. Rudy Guiliani only got 2.8%. Fred Thompson received one vote, even though he had officially dropped out earlier in the day.

For months now, signs of support for Congressman Paul have been popping up across Northwest Arkansas ranging from tail-gating events to sign-waving parties, which can be attributed to the passionate Ron Paul MeetUp groups throughout the local area.

The Ron Paul Revolution is sweeping the nation one county at a time. The Benton County and the Siloam Springs MeetUps for Ron Paul both have members running for various offices in the up-coming local elections. Keep up the great work Arkansas!

- Mr. E

www.pimpinturtle.com



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So, put it on your site ASAP!

I see nothing akin to this article on your website, which you linked in your post.

The last mention of Paul on your site was a reprint of a Houston Chronicle article 1/22 "Paul blames Federal Reserve for economy's woes."

Fantastic Article Turtle!

To me one of the most exciting, motivational (and should be captured by writers of this history taking place) ...is articles like this from a huge supporter who is also reporting the "movement" as he/she feels it "right there.

And, then that last paragraph is powerful:
"The Ron Paul Revolution is sweeping the nation one county at a time. The Benton County and the Siloam Springs MeetUps for Ron Paul both have members running for various offices in the up-coming local elections. Keep up the great work Arkansas!"

Wow! That is exciting. One county at a time! Should be a campaign slogan as the meet-ups work together in counties....it is grassroot organization. Works pretty well, I'd say!

fonta

Haha thx...

The Revolution is easily apparent on the frontlines... local elections are full of RP supporters in AR....

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"I would gladly take a bullet for Ron Paul if he was in danger. Gladly. Would you?"

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"I would gladly take a bullet for Ron Paul if he was in danger. Gladly. Would you?"

The Ozarks NW Arkansas/SW Missoui is Ron Paul Country

The Ozarks NW Arkansas/SW Missoui is Ron Paul Country

Good job guys - we won here in SW Missouri too

are the billboards still up in Springfield?

Someone posted photos of them a week or two ago