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Wednesday, 17 October 2007

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Republican Presidential candidate, Rudy Giuliani, lost the Conservative Leadership Conference straw poll

(MSNBC) Sparks, Nevada -- Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has lost the Conservative Leadership Conference straw poll that was held the other day.**

The final results left Romney, who attended as well as spoke at the event, with 16 percent of the vote. Another Republican Presidential candidate who appeared and spoke at the event, Duncan Hunter, lost with 15 percent of the vote. Alan Keyes, who attended the event along with Romney, lost with 4 percent of the vote.

Besides Romney and the other two, the remaining candidates within the Republican field lost as well -- all except one, whom it was that did not lose. In fact, all candidates that lost the staw poll are as follows (in order of vote percentages):

Mitt Romney: 16%
Duncan Hunter: 15%
Undecided: 11%
Fred Thompson: 8%
Rudy Giuliani: 6%
Mike Huckabee: 3%
Tom Tancredo: 1.6%
John McCain: 1%
Sam Brownback: less than 1%

During Romney's speech at the event, he stated: "I'm from the Republican wing of the Republican Party," which was a variation of the claim first coined by former Democratic Presidential candidate of 2004, Howard Dean. And in other news, Romney mentioned that it was important to have "a new face" in matters of reforming, and re-launching the Republican Party. Another theme of Romney's was his optimism. Romney claimed that Democrats were pessimists, whilst portraying himself as, in essence, former President Ronald Reagan.

Despite the fact that only one candidate, though not Romney, did not actually lose the straw poll, Romney's energy and passion is what Romney believes the Republican Party needs at this juncture in its history.

** As of the latest stats from the MSNBC news room, at 33% Ron Paul was the only candidate that did not lose the straw poll.

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