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Last weekend the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women overwhelmingly selected Romney as their choice for the GOP nomination in 2008.
On Saturday, June 9, 2007, the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women held their quarterly board meeting at the Radisson in Columbia. During the early portion of the meeting a presidential straw poll was conducted. Only full members of SCFRW (a local club member) were allowed to cast a ballot. 19 clubs representing the Coast, Low Country, Midlands, and Upstate participated, with the women activists ranging in age from 18-75. The results were as follows:
Mitt Romney: 29
Fred Thompson: 9
John McCain: 8
Rudy Giuliani: 7
Mike Huckabee: 6
Duncan Hunter: 3
Newt Gingrich: 2
Not a bad showing for the Governor, but word has it that McCain opted out of this straw poll before it was held!
If Senator McCain bailed, there was surely a reason, just as there was in Memphis–and getting more than three times as many votes as Senator Thompson or Mayor Giuliani is an achievement in itself.