Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, right, R-Texas, talks with his campaign manager Jesse Benton, left, backstage before speaking at the Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa. Benton, on trial for making false statements to the FBI relating to secret payments to an Iowa lawmaker during Paul's 2012 presidential campaign, was acquitted by a federal jury Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Co-denendant Dimitri Kesari was found guilty of one charge related to secret campaign payments. Charges against a third aide, John Tate, were dismissed. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, 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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