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Ron Paul is winner in Texas straw poll

• wfaa.com

Results were in Saturday evening for the Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll, with Ron Paul finishing strongly and a weak showing for the state's own governor.

Tea Party groups organized the survey to give conservative voters more of a voice in national politics.

In-person voting took place over the last few days in Houston, but anyone statewide could participate through a text option. There were 707 paper ballots counted, with Ron Paul finishing in first place with nearly 28 percent of the votes.

Ron Paul 27.9% Newt Gingrich 23.8% Rick Santorum 21.2% Rick Perry 19.4% Mitt Romney 6.6% Jon Huntsman 1.1%

More than 3,300 people voted by text, and this time Ron Paul was the clear winner, with more than 54% support.

Ron Paul 54.4% Rick Santorum 15.6% Rick Perry 13.3% Newt Gingrich 11.9% Mitt Romney 4.2% 

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