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Ron Paul wins Tennessee straw poll, but Santorum wins endorsement

• thestatecolumn.com
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul won the Tennessee Republican Assembly straw poll Saturday. The Texas congressman garnered 200 votes in the straw poll, besting his fellow Republican presidential candidates by more than 100 votes each. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum pulled in 62 votes to finish in second place. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich earned 38 votes to secure a third place finish and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney brought in 15 votes to finish in fourth place. Despite Mr. Paul’s victory in the Tennessee straw poll, the former Air Force surgeon did not receive an endorsement from the Tennessee Republican Assembly.

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