◼ CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro announced Congressman Ron Paul as the winner of the 2011 California Straw Poll. - CaGOP
◼ GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul wins California straw poll - CNN
He has gained momentum in the race for the White House in recent weeks, according to the latest CNN/ORC International Poll. Among current GOP candidates, Paul placed third in the poll with 13%, following Romney in second place with 21% and Perry in first with 32%.
His win came the same day he celebrated Constitution Day with another one of his "money bomb" fundraisers.