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Bachmann and Paul get 10,000 of 17,000 Votes in Ames Poll, All others "last place"

Michele Bachmann has been named the winner of the Iowa straw poll, taking 4,823 votes out of nearly 17,000 cast.

Ron Paul was a close runner-up, taking 4,671 votes and trailing Bachmann by less than 200 ballots. In a distant third place was former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who took 2,293 votes after investing heavily in the event.

The rest of the lineup: (which Public Advocate calls "all last place finishes")

Rick Santorum - 1,657 votes;
Herman Cain - 1,456 votes;
Rick Perry - 718 votes;
Mitt Romney - 567 votes;
Newt Gingrich 385 votes,
Jon Huntsman 69 votes;
Thaddeus McCotter 35 votes.



Romney, Huntsman and Gingrich were listed on the ballot, but did not contest the poll. Perry's sixth place finish came despite not being listed on the ballot; his votes came through write-ins, since the Texas governor only announced his campaign this weekend.

Source for this information:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61315.html#ixzz1V256CJBq

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