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UPSET Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll Brooks Kraft / Corbis

Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

Don't count this pizza man out just yet. Herman Cain won big at the Presidency 5 Florida Straw Poll, surging past frontrunner Rick Perry for 37 percent of the vote. Cain received 996 votes. Perry, who had personally campaigned in the state, came in second, while Mitt Romney came in third. One delegate said, “I voted for Cain, but I wish Michele Bachmann had shown up. Perry is just too … the words I would use would be status quo.” The vote was a nonbinding straw poll, which means that only 3,500 delegates (who had paid $175 to attend) were able to vote.

September 24, 2011 6:23 PM