In an effort to take over the entire Republican party apparatus, supporters of Ron Paul have taken the 'liberty' of organizing at the grassroots level
to work their way up the system.
Their efforts have seen victories small and large throughout the nation and at almost every level of party and government politics from county central
committee and executive, to state central committee and executive, to national committee of the GOP. & It certainly doesn't end there.
Today Ron Paul supporters organized to maintain the chairmanship and majority of the state executive board/committee of the Iowa state GOP apparatus.
Also take into consideration that out of a board of 18, there were only 7 Ron Paul supporters, they needed at least two people to believe in their
message to win the chairmanship, with the current chairman being able to break a 9-9 tie if needed.
Bill Schickel (the non-Ron Paul supporter) made his pitch for chairmanship, losing by a pretty large margin of 13-5 to the Ron Paul supporter, A.J.
Spiker, who was able to win 6 more non-Ron Paul supporters on top of the 7 known supporters that he had.
They didn't have the majority but still won and thats the most important message to take away from this whole scenario. The Ron Paul MESSAGE is being
embraced by people who were not originally supporters of the old man.
1:52 pm – Chairman Spiker first thanks Bill Schickel for his long service to the party. Big round of applause for him. David Fischer wins co-chair
with 11 votes. Eric Rosenthal got 4 votes. Wes Enos got 3. There you have it. A.J. Spiker is still the RPI chairman and David Fischer is co-chair. The
Ron Paul takeover of the Republican Party of Iowa is complete.
Iowa, of course, is famously known as 'first in the nation' when it comes to presidential primaries and is also where Ron Paul was famously known for
overcoming the media by firing up his grassroots to only come within 1% of winning the 2011 Iowa Presidential Straw Poll.
This doesn't make establishment types happy because they have no control over grassroots politics so they are looking to sack the Iowa Summer Straw
Poll entirely but not if A.J. Spiker (current Iowa GOP Chairman) has anything to say about it. Not only that but they are employing siege tactics,
desperately witholding funds/resources/donations as they themselves run out of air.
Ron Paul, through his official facebook page has congratulated his supporters for their victory.
Congratulations to A.J. Spiker, my former Iowa 2012 presidential campaign state co-chairman, on his reelection as Iowa GOP State Chairman! And
congratulations to Dave Fischer, another of my former Iowa campaign co-chairmen, on his election as Iowa GOP Vice Chairman. A.J. and Dave’s success
proves our movement is becoming more effective than ever.
I'm also happy to announce that Ed Martin won the Missouri GOP Chairman position today as well. Another victory for the Ron Paul rLOVEution.
On Saturday, the Missouri Republican State Committee elected Ed Martin to serve as party chairman, voting 34 to 32 against incumbent David Cole. The
vote came down to a second ballot. Former State Sen. Jane Cunningham pulled seven votes in the first round, which was not enough to advance.
edit on 5-1-2013 by eLPresidente because: (no reason given)