RENO, Nev.–(Business Wire)–On Saturday, Republican presidential candidate and Texas
Congressman Ron Paul won the Nevada Republican Assembly’s Straw Poll
with 39 percent.
Dr. Paul had more than double the support of John McCain who
received second place with 15 percent of the straw poll vote. Over
ninety people voted in the poll, which was held on Saturday afternoon
on the second day of the Nevada Republican Assembly’s Presidential
Endorsing Convention. The straw poll was open to the public.
“Ron Paul supporters showed their dedication by coming out to vote
in the middle of a snow storm,” said Jennifer Terhune, a Nevada-based
spokeswoman for the Ron Paul campaign. “Dr. Paul’s message of freedom,
peace and prosperity is resonating with Nevadans.”
The Ron Paul campaign has over two hundred and thirty registered
volunteers in the Reno area, as well as over six hundred in Las Vegas.
Ron Paul has had other recent straw poll victories in northern
Nevada. He won the Conservative Leadership Conference straw poll last
October with 32% of the vote, and a Washoe County Republican Party
straw poll in the same month with an overwhelming 41% of support from
Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee
Jesse Benton, 703-248-9115
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