Bachman Barely Bests Ron Paul in Straw Poll

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“The win is likely to provide the Minnesota Republican considerable momentum as the 2012 race ramps up. She took 4,823 votes, narrowly escaping a major upset at the hands of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who won 4,671 votes. Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty placed third with 2,293.”

She reportedly bought 6,000 tickets for supporters — 20% of whom apparently didn’t bother to use them.

Rick Santorum came in fourth and will definitely be a sore loser — as he was in the debate when Ron gave him a history lesson. He and his neocon Catholic war supporters, many of whom are also pro-life, will go after Dr. Paul big time. More on that next week.

5:25 pm on August 13, 2011