Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine made the following announcement at the 2011 Ohio Republican Party State Dinner & Presidential Straw Poll:
"I would like to congratulate Governor Mitt Romney for his strong 1st place showing in the 2011 Ohio Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll," Chairman DeWine said.
2011 Ohio Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll Results:
MITT ROMNEY 25%
Tim Pawlenty 16%
Michele Bachmann 15%
Rick Perry 14%*
Ron Paul 9%
Herman Cain 5%
Rick Santorum 5%
Newt Gingrich 3%
Jon Huntsman 2%
OTHER WRITE-IN: 6%
* Received as a write-in candidate
About 600 people attended the Ohio GOP's annual state dinner, held at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Cleveland. The dinner was the party's first statewide get together since the GOP swept every statewide office last fall and regained the Ohio House.The full story is here.
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