THIS JUST IN!
I just won another straw poll…the most meaningful one to date.
Last night, the Maricopa County Republican Party leadership held a “snap” straw poll in the Governor’s race and other statewide races. Present were elected Republican leaders from throughout the county.
Here are the results in the Governor's race:
Andrew Thomas: 40 % (16 votes)
Ken Bennett: 17.5 % (7 votes)
Frank Riggs: 17.5 % (7 votes)
Doug Ducey: 12.5 % (5 votes)
Christine Jones: 5 % (2 votes)
Scott Smith: 0 % (0 votes)
Al Melvin: 0 % (0 votes)
(Note: There was one write-in vote for Matt Salmon)
These were real votes, done by secret ballot, by Republican leaders--some of the most engaged and informed voters in the state.
I was not there (I was speaking to the Payson Tea Party – thanks to everyone there last night for the strong response), but I want to thank everyone who voted for me. Our state faces tremendous challenges. We need a conservative warrior as governor to tackle them.