January 26, 2008
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Alabama Republican Assembly (ALRA) has announced its endorsement of Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul for President.
The ALRA is an affiliate of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies
(NFRA), known as the Republican Wing of the Republican Party. Ronald Reagan
once referred to the NFRA as “the conscience of the Republican Party.”
“We congratulate Ron Paul on winning the ALRA endorsement,” said Elaine Little, Chairman of the Alabama Republican Assembly’s endorsing convention. “It’s evident that the overwhelming majority of delegates determined that Congressman Paul best represents the Republican platform and the conservative values of limited government and personal freedom.”
“Ron Paul has clearly excited many new people and energized them to get involved in the political process. The Republican Party should be grateful for all the ‘new blood’ coming in as a result of Congressman Paul’s message of freedom and returning to the Constitution,” said Tom Davis, Vice President of the ALRA and delegate to the endorsing convention.
The NFRA was founded in 1997 to promote conservative values and principles in the Republican Party.
The ALRA hosted a corresponding straw poll that was open to the public while the endorsing convention was taking place. The winner of the straw poll, with 81 percent of total votes cast, was Ron Paul, with Mike Huckabee coming in second with 13 percent and Mitt Romney in third with 6 percent.
Congressman Paul has won more straw polls than any other candidate.
For a running total of Dr. Paul’s straw poll results visit: www.ronpaul2008.com/straw-poll-results/.