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Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at 7:00 am

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s momentum is growing in the race for the GOP presidential nomination after she won the Iowa straw poll on Saturday.

Bachmann won with 28% of the vote. That was a narrow victory over Rep. Ron Paul of Texas who finished with 27% of the vote. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty finished third in the voting with 13%.

The Iowa straw poll is a key test of strength in Iowa early in the race. Iowa holds the first caucuses in the nation.

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