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Bryan Preston


August 13, 2011 - 3:43 pm

With a sizable turnout about 3,000 votes greater than organizers expected, 16,892 total votes cast, Rep. Michele Bachmann wins the Ames Straw Poll. More results as they come in.

Rep. Ron Paul placed second, and Gov. Tim Pawlenty placed third.

Update: Ace has real numbers. Bachmann beat Paul by a couple hundred votes and doubled up on Pawlenty, who picked up just under 2300 votes. Interestingly, Gov. Rick Perry picked up over 700 write-in votes, putting him a dash ahead of Romney.


Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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