Bachmann Wins in Iowa

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Michele Bachmann is the winner of the Iowa
Straw Poll. For the tea party favorite, it was a display of
popularity and organizational strength -- five months before the
Iowa caucuses begin the GOP presidential nominating season.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished a close second. Former
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has sparred with his home-state
rival Bachmann in a debate and on the campaign trail, finished a
distant third.
Pawlenty made it clear he's not dropping out, despite a
disappointing finish. He said, "We have a lot more work to do" --
but that his campaign is "just beginning."
Today's poll doesn't necessarily predict who will win the Iowa
caucuses. But it shows that Bachmann has some support in the state
-- as well as the strongest get-out-the-vote operation and widest
volunteer base.
In speeches throughout the day, candidates assailed President
Barack Obama and offered themselves as the answer to America's high
unemployment, rising debt and stock market swings.

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