The State Column has the story.
Mr. Paul won the California Republican Party convention poll over the weekend. The Texas congressman defeated former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
Paul, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, won 17.8 percent of the 202 votes cast in the informal straw poll conducted at a booth run by the Republican Liberty Caucus of California. Mr. Romney and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
That Paul won a Republican Convention poll is encouraging, although the poll was run by the Paul friendly RLC.