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As predicted, Ron Paul backers take over Maine GOP convention

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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Even before the Maine Republican Party convention kicked off in earnest Saturday morning, there was a buzz around the event.

Would GOP Chairman Charlie Webster face a backlash for apparently bending the rules to name a convention chairman ahead of time and not at the convention? Would Ron Paul supporters “take over” the convention, as Webster feared? Would what is supposed to be a party-building gathering devolve into a fractured mess?

Those questions were answered by lunchtime: Yes, yes and yes.

In extremely close votes late Saturday morning, convention-goers elected Ron Morrell, a Paul delegate, as secretary and then elected Brent Tweed, also a Paul delegate, as chairman.

Both were picked over the two candidates that were endorsed by the party establishment and the votes signaled a likely shift in how the convention would unfold.

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So far at the Maine GOP convention, everything is going as planned for the Paul camp. I don't think it is over yet but they have already voted a few Paul delegates. If this keeps up, Paul will be officially taking the state away from Romney.
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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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So glad to see.

After the fiasco's in Washington, Iowa and Missouri it's great to see the old guard lose control.



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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Shhh... don't tell the shills who still think he has no chance.....






S&f my friend
edit on 5-5-2012 by pianopraze because: Autocorrect fun



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