Trump gets support of gays at CPAC, that’s about it

Donald Trump garnered the support of GOProud, the gay group that has caused a bit of controversy at the years Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC); but it doesn’t look like they were able to rally enough support to get the reality star measured as a write-in candidate.

GOProud asked Trump to address the convention and organized his write-in effort that gained less than 5 percent of the  nearly 4,000 votes cast at the convention.  The definitely numbers of the write-in results weren’t released immediately.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished first in the CPAC straw poll at this weekend’s conference.  This is his second consecutive win.  He got 30$ of the votes, followed by Mitt Romney who picked up 23%.

The rest of the numbers were spread out among New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (6%), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (5%), former Minnesota Governor Michele Bachmann (4%), former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (3%), former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (2%), and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (2%).

Palin and Huckabee didn’t attend CPAC this year.  As the tea party figure head, Palin made it clear that she couldn’t come to this weekend’s festivities due to a scheduling error and not out of protest for gay’s participation.  She actually said she believes all conservative groups should be able to attend.

Written by Charles Winters

Charles Winters

Charles Winters is an online journalist, on-air personality and media developer from East Tennessee who resides in New York City. Winters is the founder, Chief Executive Officer at GaySocialites Media, the company that produces GaySocialites.com and queerplanet.net. You can e-mail him at charles@gaysocialites.com. You can read more about him on his Wikipedia page.



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