Herman Cain edged out more prominent Tea Party favorites in a presidential straw poll taken at a Tea Party Patriots weekend summit in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cain took 22 percent of the votes, ahead of Minnesota Republican governor Tim Pawlenty (16 percent), Texas Rep. Ron Paul (15 percent), former Alaska Republican governor Sarah Palin (10 percent), former Massachusetts Republican governor Mitt Romney (6.5 percent) and Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachman (5.6 percent), according to CNN.
Cain is a conservative talk show host and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO. If elected president, Cain would supplant Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Illinois, (founder of Saint Giuseppe's Heavenly Pizza) as the most powerful elected pizza man in Washington.
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