Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ron Paul Wins Straw Poll in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA)

Reported by: Tom Kawczynski
Today, I attended the Republican Committee of Allegheny County’s (Pittsburgh, PA) Annual Summer Picnic. The admission cost including lunch was $10 per person and $20 per family. Upon arriving at the event, I learned that a straw poll was being held there that was administered by the Plum Borough Republican Committee.

We had a booth there being manned by myself and another member of the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Group, and upon learning this, we made the call so that others of our group would attend and be able to participate in the event. We came to talk to Republicans and to spread our desire to work to promote the Constitution and received a friendly response from the many people who were there today.

As Andy and I talked to the Republicans gathered about our shared message of small government and fiscal responsibility, a number of our members showed up and we began making an impact upon the poll. Not knowing about this event ahead of time, we were able to mobilize, and by the time the event concluded, here was the final tally out of 62 votes cast:


Ron Paul – 28 votes (45.2%)
Rudy Giuliani – 9 votes (14.6%)
Mitt Romney – 9 votes (14.6%)
Fred Thompson – 8 votes (12.9%)
Mike Huckabee – 2 votes (3.2%)
Undecided – 2 votes (3.2%)
Sam Brownback – 1 vote (1.6%)
Duncan Hunter – 1 vote (1.6%)
John McCain – 1 vote (1.6%)
Colin Powell (write-in) – 1 vote (1.6%)
Newt Gingrich – 0 votes
Tom Tancredo – 0 votes

We were very pleased by the fact that we were able to mobilize our members, and to show the organizational strength of Ron Paul in Pennsylvania. The list of victories continues to grow, and we know we are doing our part to spread the word. Believe me, people are beginning to notice as I saw firsthand and this is making a huge impact.


Rivington said...

The Message is spreading and Ron Paul is winning. He has won polls in New Hampshire, Washington State, Alabama and now Pennsylvania.

He has beated Rudy at least 15 times.

As Ron Paul continues to win, his campaign will continue to thrive.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for talking with Republicans. Many (even leaders) have not heard the Ron Paul message.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Question asked in an email:

Do you think he (Ron Paul) could win the Republican nomination? If not do you think he would run as a 3rd party? I will admit of the 2 said front runners I can not vote for either of them (Ruddy and Hillary) because for the issues I care about they are on the wrong side of them.

My reply:

Ron Paul can win. It is a long shot -- but the perfect storm is brewing.

Still, lots of Rs do NOT know of him. We have to work on that. But the group that knows him and of him are very strong. Ron Paul will bring more people to the party. He'll turn a lot of folks onto America again -- and values + priorities too.

I am certain that Ron Paul will NOT run as a 3rd party. No way. He did that. He is older. He is going to go all the way to the convention. Then he'll be silent and NOT run.

I think a few of the others are going to drop out. And, that will start a chain reaction. And soon, some of the national media will start to play the coverage of Ron Paul in a fair light. There are been lots of swipes and total overlooks of him so far.

It will be a fun ride. And, Ron Paul is not going to blow it. He won't put his foot in his mouth like Howard Dean did.

chester said...

Awesome job up in Allegheny, I'm out of the country now, but I'm from Albany NY... As soon as I get back, I plan on canvassing all over the state.

Spread the good news :)