Rep. Mike Pence
Congressman Pence describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”
Chairman, Republican Conference [ No. 3 Republican in U.S. House of Representatives ]
Straw Poll: Saturday, September 18, 2010, Washington D.C.
1st (24%) – Congressman / No. 3 Republican in US House Mike Pence (R-Indiana)
2nd (22%) – Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas)
3rd (13%) – Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts)
4th (10%) – Former Congressman / Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia)
5th (7%) – Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-Alaska)
Pence wins Values Voter Summit Straw poll
Presidential Candidate Name Total Votes Percentage
Mike Pence 170 24%
Mike Huckabee 159 22%
Mitt Romney 93 13%
Newt Gingrich 72 10%
Sarah Palin 51 7%
Rick Santorum 39 5%
Jim DeMint 38 5%
Bobby Jindal 15 2%
Mitch Daniels 13 2%
Chris Christie 11 2%
John Thune 11 2%
Bob McDonnell 10 1%
Marco Rubio 10 1%
Paul Ryan 7 1%
Haley Barbour 6 1%
Ron Paul 5 1%
Jan Brewer 1 0%
Undecided 12 2%
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Values Voter Straw Poll Results: Mike Pence Comes Out On Top
September 18, 2010 4:31 PM
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Mike Pence for president in 2012 ?
That is the message that the social conservatives who voted in this weekend’s straw poll at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington have sent. They chose the Indiana congressman as the candidate they would most like to see as the Republican presidential nominee two years from now.
In fact, Pence was so popular among those who took the straw poll that he topped the list of potential GOP vice presidential candidates too.
On Friday, Pence stirred the crowd with a rousing speech that focused on hot-button social issues as well as a pointed critique of the Obama administration.
“Those who would have us ignore the battle being fought over life, marriage and religious liberty have forgotten the lessons of history,” Pence told the audience. “As in the days of a house divided, America’s darkest moments have come when economic arguments trumped moral principles.”
Congressman Pence wins conservative straw poll
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:58pm EDT
(Reuters) – Conservative voters chose the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, Mike Pence, as their top choice for president for 2012 in a straw poll on Saturday.
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“… I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ)
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
September 18, 2010