Wisconsin Dells, WI (WHBL) - Wisconsin's Republican insiders want Herman Cain to be our next president. Cain -- a former C-E-O of Godfather's Pizza -- won a straw poll commissioned by Wis-Politics-Dot-Com at the G-O-P state convention over the weekend in Wisconsin Dells. Eighty of the 301 delegates who responded gave Cain their nod to replace Barack Obama in 2012. Cain announced his candidacy on Saturday. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was favored by 50 G-O-P delegates, before he bowed out of the race yesterday. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was third with 35. Also, former State Senator Ted Kanavas (can'-uh-viss) of Brookfield got the conventioneers' nod to replace U-S Senate Democrat Herb Kohl next year. He received 73 votes in the Wis-Politics survey. Former Governor and Bush Health Secretary Tommy Thompson got 61 votes. But current Governor Scott Walker told the delegates that the U-S Senate contest is not nearly as important at the moment as the nine state Senate recall elections this summer. Walker warned the Republican activists not to take those contests lightly. Democrats need to win six-of-the-nine elections to win back the majority in the state Senate -- which the G-O-P snared from the Democrats last November.
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