PRESS RELEASE from Romney For President Inc.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2007
CONTACT: Kevin Madden

GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY WINS
THE IOWA REPUBLICAN STRAW POLL

Ames, IA Today, Governor Mitt Romney overwhelmingly won the Iowa Republican Straw Poll.   With eleven names appearing on the conservative Straw Poll ballot, Governor Romney won with 31.5 percent (4,516 votes).  With the announcement of today's results, Governor Romney issued the following statement:

"Today, the people of Iowa took the first step towards bringing change to Washington.  This important victory sends a signal to grassroots Republican activists across the country that we are working hard to earn their support, and that we are ready to begin the work of strengthening our economy, our military and our families."

FAST FACTS About Governor Romney At The Iowa Republican Straw Poll:

Total Number Of Votes:  4,516
Percentage Of Vote:  31.5%
Margin Of Victory:  13.4%
Comparison To 1999 Results:  31.3% Bush Victory (10.5% Margin Of Victory)
Comparison To 1995 Results:  24.36% Dole And Gramm Tied Victory

FAST FACTS About Governor Romney's Efforts In Iowa Since January 3, 2007:

Number Of Iowa "Ask Mitt Anythings":  53
Number Of Trips:  17
Number Of Events:  310
Number Of Days In State:  43
Number Of Miles Traveled In State:  4,211.5
Number Of Miles Traveled In The Mitt Mobile In Iowa:  4,684