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Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

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FILE -In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, file photo, Jesse Benton, then-campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, arrives at a campaign even in Des Moines, Iowa. Benton said Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, he's stepping down from his top role in Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election effort. Benton calls the decision heartbreaking but the right one to keep the matter from becoming a distraction in Kentucky's Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Ron Paul was declared the winner on Saturday, Nov. 5, of a weeklong Republican presidential straw poll in Democratic President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois.

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