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Ron Paul wins 24% in GOP Idaho Presidential Primary

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, May 28, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor May 28, 2008 11:06 AM

    John McCain has the Republican nomination wrapped up, but Ron Paul isn't going anywhere.

    In fact, in Tuesday's little-noticed Republican primary in Idaho, the iconoclastic Texas congressman had his best showing so far, grabbing 24 percent of the vote, nearly 30,000 votes in all.

    McCain won with 70 percent, while the other 6 percent went to uncommitted.

    Paul's showing came despite making only one campaign stop in the state. "Dr. Paul’s grassroots supporters in Idaho and across the country are doing a tremendous job spreading our message, winning votes and laying a strong foundation for the future," campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said in a statement.

    Paul's supporters have been making waves in state GOP conventions, hoping to secure a speaking role for him, plus a say on the party platform, at the national convention in September.

    - www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/05/paul_has_best_s.html