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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Photo: AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Photo: AP)  

Perry wins straw poll … in Alabama

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the winner of today’s Alabama — that’s Alabama – straw poll, according to party officials there.

Perry, who announced his candidacy for president as a Republican on Saturday, won with 46 percent of the vote. He was the keynote speaker at state GOP party’s annual summer dinner this weekend.

Herman Cain placed second with 21 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who attracted 16 percent of the vote, according to a release. (RELATED: Rick Santorum: I’m the little engine that could)

The vote comes on the same say as the far better-publicized Iowa Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa.

  • oldamerican

    PERRY a hell bent DEMOCRAT switched parties because KARL ROVE offered him TEXAS Governor and then PRESIDENT if he would let him groom him. PERRY’S over inflated ego insisted KARL was unbeatable, after all, he did it for BUSH. ROVE has been grooming PERRY for years. Watch his hand jesters and listen to his voice inflection. STRAIT out of ROVES book. Close your eyes and you see BUSH!!!!!!!!!

  • oldamerican

    PERRY a hell bent DEMOCRAT switched parties because KARL ROVE offered him TEXAS Governor and then PRESIDENT if he would let him groom him. PERRY’S over inflated ego insisted KARL was unbeatable, after all, he did it for BUSH. ROVE has been grooming PERRY for years. Watch his hand jesters and listen to his voice inflection. STRAIT out of ROVES book. Close your eyes and you see BUSH!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    “Scarborough Dismisses Perry: Deal Breaker- Texas Accent; Good Looks; Prayerfulness: Writer hopes you read; share link:

    http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/1017868/sheila_dunnells_phd.html
    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/13/perry-wins-straw-poll-in-alabama/#ixzz1V6d5G62j