Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

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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.  Paul says he is done spending money on his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Paul on Monday issued a statement that insisted he would continue to fight for delegates to the GOP convention in Tampa. But the favorite of libertarians and tea partyers says he would no longer spend “many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”   (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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