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Online: Ron Paul Beats Hillary Clinton


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From the CofCC.org News Team…

The Mountain View, Calif., company on Thursday released a slew of similar results in its annual zeitgeist list of the most-searched topics in 2007. The topics included presidential candidates, lawsuits, Hollywood starlets, sports teams and song lyrics. Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Paul took the No. 1 spot in most-searched presidential candidates, beating out Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of search products and user experience, told Forbes.com that Ron Paul’s popularity was surprising, but his online campaign “shows what an effective tool the Internet is. He’s not nearly as covered [in the media] as Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, but he has marketed himself online. He’s using the Internet to his advantage.”

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