Ron Paul wins Illinois Republican straw poll

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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, listens as campaign chairman Jesse Benton, left, has a word with him as he signs autographs in Atlantic, Iowa. Benton and two other top officials with Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement. (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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