Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

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James Carlton of the Lincoln County State Committee counts votes of his county's delegates during the election of national committeemen at the Maine Republican Convention at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Ron Paul's supporters have taken the first step toward taking over the Republican State Convention this weekend as they narrowly elected a convention chairman. Paul supporter Brent Tweed was elected chairman with 1,118 votes, just four more than the mainstream candidate, Charles Cragin. A Paul supporter was also narrowly elected secretary.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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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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