Michele Bachmann won the Ames, Iowa straw poll with 4,823 votes out of more than 16,000 cast. Ron Paul finished 192 votes behind her, with a very large gap between 2nd and 3rd place. Here is the full list: Michele Bachmann: 4,823 Ron Paul:
August 13, 2011

Michele Bachmann won the Ames, Iowa straw poll with 4,823 votes out of more than 16,000 cast. Ron Paul finished 192 votes behind her, with a very large gap between 2nd and 3rd place. Here is the full list:

  1. Michele Bachmann: 4,823
  2. Ron Paul: 4,671
  3. Tim Pawlenty: 2,293
  4. Rick Santorum: 1,657
  5. Herman Cain: 1,456
  6. Rick Perry: 718
  7. Mitt Romney: 567
  8. Newt Gingrich: 385
  9. Jon Huntsman: 69
  10. Thad McCotter: 35

Rick Perry's 5th place showing came from write-in votes. He was not an official candidate.

Bachmentum! Or Mich-mentum! Or something.

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