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Breaking: Rand Paul Wins RLC Convention Straw Poll

Rand Paul has won the 2015 RLC Straw Poll held at the RLC National Convention spanning the weekend of October 8th-11th in Nashua, New Hampshire. The sold out event, with 750 attendees, saw an active presence from multiple campaigns.

Paul garnered 445 votes compared to his nearest competitor Ted Cruz with 399 votes followed by Ben Carson (139), Carly Fiorina (79), Marco Rubio (75), Donald Trump (54) and Bobby Jindal (51).

RLC Chair Matt Nye had this to say about the straw poll results: “This outcome is not surprising, Rand has topped our polls for some time and enjoys some of the support of his father’s activists. Cruz’s strong showing must come as good news to his camp. It’s a great time to be part of the liberty Republican movement. In the past we’ve had only one candidate to choose from, and this cycle we have two solid liberty candidates, both of whom are committed to defending liberty and the constitution.”

National Advisor to Rand Paul, Mike Biundo, put the win in these terms: “This is a great victory for the Paul campaign. A liberty straw poll win like this requires both the strength of the candidate’s message and the candidate’s strength of the ground game. We are very happy to have both.”

For more on the RLC National Convention:
https://rlc.org/civicrm/event/info

UPDATE:
To see how “Approval Voting” facilitates vote totals being greater than physical attendance:
http://www.electology.org/#!IVN-Shows-Why-Approval-Polls-Matter/c17jj/560bfd780cf2a7bb74bf550e

Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses “Truth in Media” Project

Matthew Nye, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, tells Ben Swann why the RLC is endorsing his Truth in Media Project.

To view the full interview visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imr3GWQIhGE

“An unbiased media is absolutely crucial to the success of the liberty movement, and that is something we just don’t have right now,” RLC Chairman Matt Nye said in a statement Friday. “As one of the few journalists that covered the rules changes at the Republican Party National Convention last year, Ben has shown he has the talent and drive to get the truth out on stories others would prefer to see ignored.” Click Here To Read More