Richardson Has Strong Showing in Minnesota DFL Straw Poll
Tonight the St. Paul, Minnesota DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) held its presidential straw poll. MNPoliGuy at The 2008 Presidential Forum
Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Wesley Clark, Mike Gravel and Tom Vilsack didnt get a single vote.
Undecided and Dennis Kucinich each got 1.
Hillary Clinton and John Edwards tied for third with 2 votes each.
Bill Richardson had a suprise showing, getting 4 votes to place second.
Update: Thanks to Marsha Kelly for pointing out my error. MNPoliGuy's results were only based on the results for his precinct. St. Paul DFL's website has the correct results:
Sen. Hillary Clinton 324 25%
Sen. Barack Obama 323 25%
Sen. John Edwards 176 13.6%
Gov. Bill Richardson 115 8.9%
Rep. Dennis Kucinich 77 6.0%
V.P. Al Gore (write-ins) 31 2.4%
Gen. Wesley Clark 17 1.3%
Sen. Joseph Biden 13 1%
Sen. Chris Dodd 6 0.4%
Gov. Tom Vilsack 4 0.3%
Sen. Mike Gravel 0 0.0%
Undecided 207 16%
It's still early and while Barack Obama took first place in a landslide, Governor Richardson beat two of the perceived front-runners. Governor Richardson had a strong showing, and while it still is early, there is much work to do. The "front-runners" might as well get used to the fact that Bill Richardson isn't going away and will be in this race for the long haul.