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Michele Bachmann wins, Ron Paul a close second at Iowa straw poll

ALEXANDER BURNS
Politico [1]
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Michele Bachmann has been named the winner of the Iowa straw poll, taking 4,823 votes out of nearly 17,000 cast.

Ron Paul was a close runner-up, taking 4,671 votes and trailing Bachmann by less than 200 ballots.

In a distant third place was former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who took 2,293 votes after investing heavily in the event.

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