Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

Associated Press
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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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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