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Jon Huntsman Wins NEC College Convention Straw Poll

Former Utah governor gets 68% of the vote.

Former Utah Gov. has won the New England College 2012 College Convention straw poll here in Concord on Jan. 6.

According to the organizers, 424 Republican and Democratic ballots were cast by college and high schools attending from around the country.

On the GOP side, 287 ballots were cast with Huntsman receiving 196 votes, or more than 68 percent of the vote. On the Democratic ballot, 137 votes were cast, with President receiving 87 votes, or nearly 64 percent.

Huntsman, , , and other candidates attended the event. Some other campaigns sent surrogates.

Not all the votes for the other candidates were tabulated at press time, but organizers noted at the results announcement that U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, received a write-in vote. Tim Finn, a social studies teacher at John Stark Regional High School in Weare, received seven write-ins. John Stark was one of the high schools that brought students to the convention.

The rest of the results are expected to be released later on today.

Highlights

Here are some of the highlights from the convention:

Brad Parsons January 08, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Huntsman Complicit in “False Flag”-Style Dirty Trick Against Paul http://www.theendrun.com/huntsman-complicit-in-false-flag-style-dirty-trick-against-paul
Scott E Downer January 09, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I dont Trust him ! he is way for China and we need labor Jobs back in the states .and he has a funny way of trusting some one that wants to keep American troops in danger .there are a couple of other minor things but not this time RON Paul 2012
Brad Parsons January 09, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Politico: Consulting firm analysis: #Huntsman campaign posted the "Manchurian Candidate" video http://bit.ly/zaxBFM #NH #dishonest

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