Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

Associated Press
FILE - This Feb. 18, 2012 file photo shows then-Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas waiting backstage as he prepares to speak at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. Ron Paul is exiting the political stage but his legions of rabble-rousing followers insist they are only getting started.  Libertarian-leaning loyalists of the two-time Republican presidential candidate have quietly taken over key-state GOP organizations, ensuring future fights with the GOP’s establishment and laying the groundwork for a future presidential candidate.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, 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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