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12on Paul wins Nevada
There’s a number of mainstream news sources reporting on Ron Paul getting a majority of the delegates in both Maine and Nevada this weekend. The Paul folks in both states should be very proud of themselves today. I’m certainly proud of them. Here’s a story from the Christian Science Monitor:
Ron Paul wins big in Maine and Nevada
Ron Paul’s presidential strategy is working – at least it did in Maine and Nevada Sunday, where he won the most number of delegates at state party conventions.
If most Republicans and pundits consider Mitt Romney the all-but-nominated champion to take on Barack Obama in this year’s presidential election, Rep. Paul’s army of enthusiastic and determined backers beg to differ.
In fact, they’re not begging at all but pounding at the gates of conventional political thinking…
Over the weekend, his supporters took control of the Maine Republican Convention, electing a majority slate of delegates.
In Nevada Paul forces did likewise, winning their man 22 delegates, compared to three for Romney…
Paul backers say delegates will abide by those rules in the first round of balloting at the national convention in Tampa, the AP reported Sunday. But all bets are off if there is more than one round of balloting, and it remains to be seen whether the Romney campaign or Republican National Committee will challenge Nevada’s delegate results…
In any case, Paul’s Nevada chairman Carl Bunce told the Las Vegas Sun, “We are sending a strong delegation to Tampa in August.”
(Romney) can’t risk alienating Paul supporters between now and the Republican convention by trying to force them or their determined libertarian leader into silence.
“I think he’s being very careful because he knows how important the Ron Paul voters are – they obviously represent a very different dynamic,” Mike Dennehy, a former top aide to Republican John McCain’s 2008 campaign, told the AP. “They are the most passionate and the most frustrated of any voters heading to the polls. And many of them are independents.”
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