Senator Rand Paul Tops CNHT Straw Poll
Yearly event hosted in Hillsborough draws candidates, local groups

Coalition of NH Taxpayers
60 Rosewell Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110

For Immediate Release
July 11, 2015
3:00 PM

CNHT 17th Annual Taxpayer Picnic
Results of First Straw Poll of the Season

Hillsborough, NH — The Coalition of NH Taxpayers held its 17th Annual Taxpayer Reunion Picnic on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12 Noon – 3:00 PM at the American Legion #59 in Hillsborough NH where a crowd of about 200 gathered.

Among this year’s speakers were Presidential Candidates Carly Fiorina and Governor Jim Gilmore and representatives from eleven local liberty groups who maintained an informational presence. Staffers were on hand from 8 campaigns to answer questions and distribute literature.

The first straw poll of the campaign season was taken among the 14 declared candidates with these results: (note: not everyone in attendance voted)

Jeb Bush – 2
Ben Carson – 8
Chrs Christie – 4
Ted Cruz – 16
Carly Fiorina – 22
Lindsey Graham – 0
Mike Huckabee – 0
Bobby Jindal – 6
Rand Paul – 56
George Pataki – 0
Rick Perry – 5
Marco Rubio – 1
Rick Santorum – 2
Donald Trump – 12

Senator Rand Paul emerged as the clear favorite, winning with 39% of the vote.

Streaming and videotaping was done courtesy of Grok Talk. Videos of speeches may be made available online at CNHT’s website.