Those attending the Illinois Republican Convention in Tinley Park over the weekend share their thoughts on the Republican party, how far it's come and where its going.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, November 5, 2011
In the first-ever straw poll conducted online and in person in the Land of Lincoln, Ron Paul wins. (You can still take our Patch poll.)
Updated Monday afternoon Rep. Ron Paul was named the winner of the Illinois Straw Poll as the state’s Republicans showed their preference for their party’s presidential nomination to oppose President Barack Obama. "I congratulate Congressman Paul on his victory," Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady said in a statement. "It is clear Illinois Republicans are gearing up for a tremendous year in 2012." Paul took 52 percent of the votes cast both online since Oct. 29 and in person Saturday in 20 locations throughout the state, including the Lemont Township Community Center. Georgia businessman Herman Cain was second (18 percent), former Massachusetts Mitt Romney third (14 percent), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich fourth (9 percent). Far …