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Varilek wins 1st Democrat straw poll

February 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Matt Varilek “won” an unofficial straw vote on the Democratic candidate for the state’s lone House seat in Sturgis Friday. Continue Reading

Herman Cain wins South Dakota Republican straw poll

November 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Gingrich second, Romney third in vote taken at GOP State Dinner on Saturday.

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GOP candidates face early test in 2012 campaign

August 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Thousands of Iowa Republicans munched on barbecue and mingled with presidential hopefuls on a college campus where they began voting Saturday in the first test to see how the candidates trying to unseat President Barack Obama are faring with the GOP base. Continue Reading

Iowa test could make or break Pawlenty, Bachmann

August 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, their presidential hopes on the line, made last-minute appeals today along with a slew of other Republican contenders ahead of a big weekend test in Iowa that could winnow the large field of GOP candidates. They went after each other during Thursday’s debate, and the tit-for-tat continued today. Continue Reading

Pawlenty pins wish to skip ’12 straw poll on Asia

September 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says a trade mission he’s on in Asia is the sole reason he withdrew from an influential group’s straw poll of 2012 GOP contenders. Continue Reading

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