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During a major fund-raising dinner Friday, state Republicans held a “straw poll” on the field of GOP candidates for president in 2012.
The winner, by a whisker, was Herman Cain.
For those of you out there saying “Herman who?”, Cain is the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, former CEO of the National Restaurant Association, member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and radio talk show host. He's got an exploratory committee, which means he's not quite a candidate, but will be if he discovers something he hopes to find on his exploration. (Think Stanley looking for Livingston or Lewis and Clark looking for the Pacific).
Cain got 54 votes, compared to 52 votes for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and 51 votes for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. That represented 15.13%, 14.57% and 14.29% of ballots cast, respectively.
The state GOP's take on the results: “The close results demonstrate that the Republican Party does not have a clear frontrunner. Herman Cain has been doing an excellent job getting his name out among Republican voters and his style appeals to many people. As the process moves forward and more individuals enter the race, it will be interesting to see how the perception of the various candidates changes.”