This is from a Q and A in a Washington Post Article: The Florida P5 weekend (and straw poll) explained
"Is there a lot of money involved? Not really. Unlike the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa last month, delegates pay their own registration fees and book their own hotels. In past cycles, candidates have courted the delegates with expensive events, but this time around there’s been little high-profile campaigning. That said, the Florida GOP says at least one (unnamed) campaign has paid thousands of dollars for a list of delegates."
Link to article
So I'll get to the point and then explain the details:
After some research, a Texas Straw poll might be possible after all.
We all know the Texas GOP canceled the straw poll citing 'lack of interest' as the reason. After the news made its way around the internet, Ron Paul supporters bombarded the Texas GOP with complaints about canceling the poll. Soon after, the TX GOP chairman, Steve Munisteri responded to a few of us, including myself, with the same message:
Check out the closing comments on this Politico interview!
Politico: What do you think we should expect of your finish at the straw poll on Saturday?
Santorum: Oh, uh...(shuffle, shake head, grimace) I suspect that Ron Paul is going to finish first because...ha!... Ron Paul always finishes first in these types of straw polls!
Great job with the video!
I saw the news clip on the 6 o'clock news tonight. It was not bashing Paul at all despite the part where Republican insiders say that the can't win
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There is no reason that a Texas straw poll can't be organized by liberty lovers, with every candidate invited, and all the rowdy GOP activists you can find. If people in Texas do so, remember you are the hosts, and must be courteous, and there is no guarantee Paul would win.
Why must this be done? Two reasons.
I just received this email.
Thank you very much for writing regarding a straw poll in Texas.
There is a lot of misinformation circulating around the internet that you may have received. The state party held a straw poll in 2007, however, it lost money.
We thoroughly investigated the possibility of holding one for 2012, including how much staff time it would take, cost of facilities, amount of hotel rooms the State Party would have to guarantee etc.
"Scott noted that former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, plus 1995 GOP nominee Bob Dole all won Florida straw polls. However, two of the biggest-name candidates competing for the nomination — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann — have said they won’t compete in Saturday’s contest."
Floridans, you know what to do!
Upcoming Straw Polls: Orlando Sept. 22, Mackinac Island Sept. 23-25, Washington, DC Oct. 7-9, Illinois Nov. 5Submitted by AnAppealToHeavenWash on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 13:56
Upcoming Straw Polls (Please Bump for Local/State Activism)
September 22, 2011, Orlando, Florida – Presidency 5 straw poll
September 23–25, 2011, Mackinac Island, Michigan – Michigan Republican Party's 29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference straw poll
October 7–9, 2011, Washington, D.C. – Values Voter Straw Poll
Just got back from the convention and I had a blast. Met a lot of nice people... And several people who are regular visitors to the Daily Paul. It was like one big family. Smiles were contagious.
Got there early to greet Dr. Paul along with a couple hundred people who lined up along both sides of the street in front of the hotel.
We made our presence known throughout the convention and the support for the other candidates was almost non-existent. I looked into Perry's supporters room at 10:30am and they had about 10 people. I'm sure his other 10 supporters will show up later in the day...lol I saw no Romney supporters or Bachmann supporters as far as I could tell but the convention was an all day event.
So Iowa Straw poll in Ames iowa is the "first in the nation" straw poll... I was under the impression NH and SC were the next two stops... but cannot find any info except NH had a straw poll in Jan 11' ...
NC GOP is adding a straw poll to the Hall of Fame Dinner.
It would be nice to have Dr. Paul represented at the event and to have campaign involvement.
FROM: Robin Hayes, NCGOP Chairman
Jennifer Behr, NCGOP Finance Director
DATE: September 16, 2011
SUBJECT: 2011 Hall of Fame