BALTIMORE — Vice President George Bush captured 60% of the vote Saturday in a straw poll of Maryland Republicans, winning by a 4-1 margin over the second-place finisher, Kansas Sen. Bob Dole.
At their annual convention, Maryland Republicans cast 643 votes for Bush, 164 for Dole and 68 for New York Rep. Jack Kemp.
Former television evangelist Pat Robertson received 42 votes, former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. had three and former Delaware Gov. Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV had one vote.
Former U.N. Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick received five write-in votes after the Maryland party's Central Committee overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging Kirkpatrick, of Chevy Chase, Md., not to seek the 1988 Republican nomination.