1. 2012

    Bachmann Wins Ames Straw Poll

    Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann and husband Marcus take part in the Iowa Straw Poll Saturday, August 13, 2011, in Ames, Iowa (IA).

Photo by Khue Bui

    Khue Bui for Newsweek

    Michele Bachmann has won the Ames Straw Poll. The Minnesota congresswoman received 4,823 votes. Ron Paul was a very close second with 4,671 votes. Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum took third and fourth place, respectively; Herman Cain came in fifth. Rick Perry, who just announced his candidacy Saturday and was not listed on the ballot, came in sixth with a total of 718 votes. Mitt Romney, who was on the ballot, received 567 votes.

    Read it at Politico