Ron Paul wins Idaho GOP Straw Poll
Boise, Idaho (updated to include voting percentage) – The Idaho Republican Party announced Friday night that Ron Paul won the first ever public Idaho Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll that was held at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Three hundred and ninety-nine participants from all over the State cast votes for the Republican Presidential candidate of their choice.
“The Idaho Republican Party congratulates Congressman Ron Paul on his straw poll victory tonight,” stated Chairman Norm Semanko. Semanko continued, “It was a packed house tonight, the energy was contagious, and the Idaho Republican Party is looking forward to making Barack Obama a one-term President! We now turn our focus to the March 6th Presidential Caucus, and we welcome all Republican candidates to visit our great State, to discuss issues important to Idahoans, and to campaign for Idaho’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention.”
The results from the Straw Poll are as follows:
Ron Paul – 173 (43%)
Mitt Romney – 135 (34%)
Newt Gingrich – 47 (12%)
Rick Santorum – 40 (10%)
Jon Huntsman – 4 (1%)
Note: Rick Perry's campaign asked not to be included on Straw Poll Ballot.
Over the summer the Idaho Republican State Central Committee, the governing body of the Idaho GOP, met in Moscow, Idaho and voted in support of a change to State Party Rules that will move Idaho’s presidential candidate selection to Super Tuesday and conduct the nominating process through a county by county caucus system. Idaho has 32 delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention, which is more than Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.
Courtesy: Idaho Republican Party