Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

Associated Press
In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul chant his name during the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, Nev. Standing second right is Cindy Lake, acting chair of the Clark County Republican Party and a delegate to the upcoming Republican National Convention. 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/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cathleen Allison)

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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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