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Cain Causes Perry Pain in Florida

Photo by Ben Philpott for KUT News.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to Michigan GOP faithful Saturday. Perry finished a distant second in what observers say was a pivotal straw poll in Florida.

The results are in from a Florida straw poll held today, and Rick Perry wasn't the winner.

Former pizza executive and conservative talk show host Herman Cain picked up 37 percent of the support among 2,600-plus votes cast. Perry, who was campaigning in Michigan today, got 15 percent; former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney garnered 14 percent.

Perry had challenged Romney for not actively taking part in the Presidency Five straw poll. The Texas governor spoke at a breakfast in Orlando before heading to Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.