MNGOP to hold State Fair Straw Poll

The Minnesota Republican Party is holding a State Fair Straw poll of candidates seeking the Republican Party presidential endorsement in 2012. Fair goers can cast their votes at the MNGOP booth on Carnes Ave today through Labor Day.

“Politics is as much a part of state fair tradition as Pronto Pups,” said MNGOP chairman Tony Sutton in a news release. “And at this stage of the campaign there are more candidates than you can shake a stick at. A straw poll generates the kind of good old-fashioned political debate that is the foundation of grassroots politics.”

The poll includes candidates who have filed the paperwork to run for president and a few who haven’t. For example, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said he will not run for President. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has not said whether she will run.

Here’s who is listed on the Straw Poll:

MN Rep. Michele Bachmann

Herman Cain

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman

Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

TX Rep. Ron Paul

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Former PA Sen. Santorum


  • danno

    Let’s all write in Barack Obama.

  • Why is Buddy Roemer being ignored ? ? ?

    Query : How many write-in votes will Tim Pawlenty get ?

  • Sean Sommerfeld

    I voted for the only true fiscal conservative. Ron Paul. And in response to whoever said to write in Obama, Ron Paul is the only anti-war candidate. Give him a look.