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Santorum Wins Virginia Tea Party Straw Poll


In a straw poll of its members the Manassas Tea Party selected Rick Santorum as the overwhelming Presidential winner while Mitt Romney received no votes. The poll also contained U.S. Senate Virginia seat and Manassas City Council races. Manassas City Council race where three seats are up for grabs was won by Ian Lovejoy and incumbent Jonathan Way as well as Independent Jerry Carman. Newly announced Republican candidate Delegate Bob Marshall walked away with the U.S. Senate Virginia seat poll.

Manassas, VA, February 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Although he will not appear on the Virginia Presidential primary ballot on March 6, it did not stop Manassas Tea Party members from selecting Rick Santorum as the overwhelming winner in a straw poll conducted at its monthly meeting of members last evening. In the straw poll which also contained the U.S. Senate Virginia seat and Manassas City Council races, Santorum swept the Presidential poll with 67% of the vote but equally interesting was Mitt Romney received no votes. Newt Gingrich was second in the poll with 27% and Ron Paul last with only 9%. “I believe the Santorum victory shows the rising national interest in a true conservative candidate, but it’s a little surprising Romney received no votes,” indicated Manassas Tea Party Chairman Craig Summers.

In the local Manassas City Council race where three seats are up for grabs Republican candidates Ian Lovejoy and Jonathan Way won with 34% and 24% respectively as well as Independent candidate Jerry Carman with 26%. The poll would not have re-elected Councilman Mark Wolfe as he came in with only 16% of the vote.

Newly announced local Republican candidate Delegate Bob Marshall walked away with the U.S. Senate seat poll with 68%, while George Allen was a distant second with only 23%. Democratic candidate Tim Kaine and Republican David McCormick was last each with 5% of the straw poll, which will be conducted at each monthly tea party meeting through November to gauge changes in sentiment.

The Manassas Tea Party holds its monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the Manassas City Council chambers. The public is invited to attend.

Straw Poll Results

President
Gingrich (R) 27%
Obama (D) 0%
Paul (R) 9%
Romney (R) 0%
Santorum (R) 67%

U.S. Senate
Allen (R) 23%
Kaine (D) 5%
Marshall (R) 68%
Radtke (R) 0%
McCormick (R) 5%
E. Jackson (R) 0%

Manassas City Council
Lovejoy (R) 34%
Way (R) 24%
Wolfe (R) 16%
Carman (I) 26%
Richie-Folks (D) 0%

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Manassas Tea Party
Craig Summers
703.307.4018
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www.manassasteaparty.org

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