Sunday, August 21, 2011

Michelle Bachmann wins poll

The Steele County Free Fair for 2011 is winding down, and first estimates have attendance at over 350,000 people.  The Steele County GOP ran a Republican Presidential Coin Poll, inviting fairgoers to drop some coins for their favorite candidate, those in the race and those in the rumor mill race.  The slogan; 'Use your change to make Change.'

The results are in, and here they are:

Michelle Bachmann                    3,580 votes
Chris Christie                             3,260
Donald Trump                            2,798
Rick Perry                                  2,165
Ron Paul                                    1,922
Hermann Cain                            1,434
Sarah Palin                                 1,074
Mitt Romney                                 957
Allen West                                    812
Newt Gingrich                               300
Paul Ryan                                      205
Rick Santorum                              180
Marco Rubio                                 112
John Bolton                                     58
Jon Huntsman                                  10

By request, a jar was added for Obama (398) and None of the Above (186).

A total of $194.51 was collected, half of which will be donated to the Steele County Foodshelf.  Thanks to all those who participated, and thanks for a great fair!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Steele County Free Fair

The Steele County Fair is this week, and it looks to be a great year.  The weather will not be hot and muggy, no major rain storms are in the forecast, and politics is in the air after the Iowa Straw Poll.

The Steele County GOP will have it's own poll-a coin poll.  Drop a coin or two into the jar of your preferred Republican presidential candidate, and we will announce the results each day, with the proceeds going to the Steele County Food Shelf.

Also of note, Sue Jeffers from KTLK will be appearing in our booth on Friday afternoon.  Stop by and say hello, then catch Sue on AM 1130 from 4-7pm on Saturday night.