Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

Associated Press
FILE - In this April 5, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaks Berkeley, Calif.  One by one _ with the exception of holdout Paul _ the GOP also-rans have coughed up endorsements of their onetime rival. And as they do, they're pulling rhetorical backflips to distance themselves from their former harsh assessments of Romney.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, 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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