The Sacramento Bee reports that the Ron Paul campaign cut a $26,000 check to fund most of Ron Paul’s votes in the recent California Straw poll at the California Republican Party convention.  Participation cost around $100 per vote, and Paul won with 374 votes.

Good.  The CA GOP could use the money.  Besides, the joke’s on the Paulians.  Despite many being purists and holding views far outside the Republican mainstream, they gave $37,000 or so to the Republican Party in return for a completely meaningless win.