Ron Paul Wins Virginia GOP Straw Poll

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Ron Paul won an informal straw poll of Virginia Republicans today at the state party's annual weekend retreat.

The Texas congressman got 182 of the 479 ballots cast, or 38 percent. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson finished second with 112 votes. former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee third with 51.

Dozens of noisy Paul followers packed the late afternoon speeches and the voting afterward.

State GOP chairman John Hager said they had not been at the event the previous day.

Mitt Romney got 43 votes, Sen. John McCain got 23, California congressman Duncan Hunter got 19 and Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo finished with four votes.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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