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 at the University of California at Berkeley, Calif. Their candidate has given up on becoming president. But Ron Paul’s supporters have been taking over state Republican conventions in places like Nevada and Maine, and now they’re planning to do the same in Iowa on Saturday June 16, 2012 as part of an effort to try to carry the Texas congressman’s banner to the national convention in Florida this summer.  (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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