Politics & Policy

Cain Wins Midwest Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll

Herman Cain won the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference in Bloomington, Minn. yesterday, reports the Post-Bulletin. Cain was backed by 52.6 percent of voters, trumping second place finisher Michele Bachmann (12.2 percent) by 41 percentage points. Mitt Romney came in third (11.1 percent), followed by Ron Paul (10.7 percent), Rick Perry (4 percent), Newt Gingrich (3.3 percent), Rick Santorum (2 percent), Jon Huntsman (0.9 percent), and Gary Johnson (0.2 percent).

Cain addressed conference goers via Skype. He was the only candidate who gave a speech.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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