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January 22, 1996 | GEORGE SKELTON
If you're a harried presidential candidate, you've got to be thinking that America needs another straw poll like it needs another mail order catalog or blue jay. You're getting by on little sleep and clinging to sanity, when out in wacky California somebody organizes the campaign's zillionth straw poll, this one on the weekend before the pivotal Iowa caucuses. "It's a big pain in the butt. It's stupid," grumbles one campaign strategist, who asked for anonymity.
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NEWS
February 6, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson appeared to command a solid hold on Hawaii's 20 national convention delegates after swamping Kansas Sen. Bob Dole and Vice President George Bush in a straw poll. "Frankly, it exceeds anything that I could have dared hope for," the former TV evangelist said Friday in Omaha, after winning 81% of the votes cast in Hawaii GOP precinct caucuses Thursday night.
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October 25, 1987 | United Press International
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.
NEWS
January 24, 1988 | Associated Press
Republican presidential contender Pat Robertson won a lopsided victory in a nonbinding straw poll at a Republican rally Saturday, then said rival candidate Vice President George Bush did not attend because "he is afraid to come against me in an honest contest." Of 750 straw votes, Robertson received 453, or 60.4%. Kansas Sen. Bob Dole was a distant second with 112 votes, or 14.9%, and Bush was third with 86, for 11.5%.
NEWS
August 16, 1999 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN and MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
Questions outnumbered answers for most of the Republican presidential contenders Sunday, one day after a hotly contested straw poll of GOP activists tested the field here in Iowa. With Texas Gov. George W.
NEWS
September 18, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence was the top choice for president among conservative activists who attended this weekend's Values Voter Summit in Washington, edging out a field of more well-known Republican figures in an early test of grass-roots support. Pence, chair of the House Republican conference, received 24% of the vote, edging the winner of the 2009 straw poll, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who received 22%. Each addressed the gathering on Friday, as did third-place finisher Mitt Romney, who won 13% of the vote.
NEWS
February 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Vice President George Bush led in a presidential straw poll Thursday of Nevada Republicans. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole ran third as a result of heavy balloting by undecided caucus-goers--many of them Pat Robertson backers. With 99% of the votes counted from caucuses around the state, Bush had 1,320 votes while Dole had 1,112 votes. There were 1,145 undecided votes in the non-binding straw poll. Robertson, a former religious broadcaster, had 714 votes while Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1995
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, pondering a third bid for the White House, came to Pasadena on Monday to promote CityVote, an urban presidential straw poll that he hopes will interest more inner-city residents in registering to vote and force the presidential candidates to consider the problems of the nation's urban centers. "We've got to discuss the value of cities to the culture," Jackson told a cheering crowd of 800 at Pasadena City College's Sexton Auditorium.
NEWS
September 18, 1995 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doing its part to help shape the field of presidential candidates, the National Federation for Republican Women gave Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas a solid vote of confidence Sunday in a straw poll of delegates at the group's convention. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, the GOP presidential front-runner, was mildly rebuked by the organization for skipping the meeting where five of his rivals spoke at a candidates forum.
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June 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is asking business lobbyists to help him win the Iowa straw poll in August, according to an internal memo criticized by his GOP rivals. The memo suggests the Texas governor is making an all-out push to win the early test of campaign strength in Ames, Iowa, and it underscores that Bush brings enormous political resources to the fight.
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