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Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

It's a landslide of Cain crazy!
Business entrepreneur Herman Cain shocked the political world by winning the Florida GOP's influential presidential straw poll Saturday, while Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann finished dead last in the field of eight candidates. Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO who appears to have caught fire in recent weeks, topped the GOP field with 37.1 percent of the 2,657 votes cast. Bachmann, in a stunning reversal of her Iowa straw poll victory in Ames last month, received only 40 ballots, or 1.51 percent of the vote. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the current leader in most polls, finished second with 15.4 percent of the delegates' votes in Florida, edging out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won 14 percent.
The last four Florida straw poll winners went on to win the GOP nomination. That's a streak that will be broken, obvs.

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