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Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll


Herman Cain scored a commanding victory in the Republican Party of Florida’s straw poll, winning 37.1% of 2,657 delegate votes cast.  Rick Perry and Mitt Romney rounded out the top three.

The full results, released Saturday evening, are as follows:

1.       1. Herman Cain, 37.1%

2.       2. Rick Perry, 15.4%

3.       3. Mitt Romney, 14.0%

4.       4. Rick Santorum, 10.9%

5.       5. Ron Paul, 10.4%

6.       6. Newt Gingrich, 8.4%

7.       7. Jon Huntsman, 2.3%

8.       8. Michele Bachmann, 1.5%                  

Update: Herman Cain said in a statement:

“Thank you to the Republican voters for this incredible honor of being named the winner of the Presidency 5 straw poll in Florida today.  This is a sign of our growing momentum and my candidacy that cannot be ignored. I will continue to share my message of ‘common sense solutions’ across this country and look forward to spending more time in Florida, a critical state for both the nomination and the general election.”

Rick Perry also released a very gracious statement:

“I want to congratulate Herman Cain on his victory today. Today’s Florida P5 straw poll shows the conservative message of job creation, fiscal responsibility and limited government is gaining momentum. I also want to thank our Florida leadership for their support.”

“Floridians and voters nationally want a candidate who is clear on the issues and talks honestly about the future, not someone who takes multiple sides of an issue and changes views every election season. Today’s vote demonstrates that Floridians are energized and ready to help get America working again.”



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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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