Ron Paul Wins Maine Caucuses at Party Convention

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Ron Paul supporters took control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting him to the GOP national convention.

The results gave the Texas congressman a late state victory.

In votes leading to the close of the two-day Maine GOP convention, Paul supporters were elected to 21 of 24 delegate spots from the state to the Republican national convention in Tampa, Fla., giving him a demonstrative win in the state.

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Paul, the last challenger to Mitt Romney to remain in the contest, finished a close second behind Romney in Maine's GOP caucuses in February.

Those results were nonbinding, however, and not everyone had a chance to cast a ballot before the results were announced, as a snowstorm forced the cancellation of some caucuses, including one in a Paul stronghold.

Romney won the February election with 39 percent of the vote to Paul's 36 percent. Rick Santorum's 18 percent and Newt Gingrich's 6 percent.

Nevertheless, the caucuses merely selected the delegates to the state's party convention, and at that event, 21 of 24 voted to nominate Paul.

Romney's aides say they don't view Paul as a threat to winning the nomination, but are mindful not to do or say anything to anger his supporters.

"I think he's being very careful because he knows how important the Ron Paul voters are - they obviously represent a very different dynamic," said Mike Dennehy, a former top aide to Republican John McCain's 2008 campaign.

"They are the most passionate and the most frustrated of any voters heading to the polls. And many of them are actually independents."

In any case, the weekend's turn of events would indicate the GOP has not yet united behind the man many call the presumptive nominee, and there are indications the infighting may last through the national convention this summer.

If nothing else, it's a testament to the staying power of the movement started by Paul and his supporters, who are peerless in their devotion.


I'm registered democrat but now i tend to be more of a libertarian. Many of my friends are congressman paul supporters. If u do ur research, the man makes ALOT of sense. At least to me. Romney's camp is afraid that they could potentially anger paul voters if mitt gets the nom? They think that they can win over paul supporters? Paul voters are pretty much SET in their ways...and rightly so! What ignorance and arrogance from the romney camp! Smh...


Ron Paul.....Ross perot.....whats the difference. they both split the vote for a democrat win......he's the best thing obama has going for him....


The Democratic push to have Ron Paul as a 3rd party will not fly! Paul wants Obama out as much as anyone and when the time comes he will step aside and let Romney have the job. Romney has no dirt and its killing you Liberals!


WE are MAKING the MSM take notice a little at a time …. VERY SOON the tsunami of news will hit. Rombama’s quest for 1144 delegates has peaked and now is going backwards …. he has fewer today than last week and fewer last week than last month ….. LET THIS TREND PICK UP SPEED. Regardless of RULE 38 or similar strategic advantages, CRYSTAL CLEAR is that Dr Paul’s electors will write the platform …. pick the VP … Make the rules. Dr Paul'sis followers are the immediate future and direction of the GOP. We are gaining
total control of the party state by state city by city …. GOOD BYE old party bosses HELLO individual freedoms.


This article was cut and pasted here. I read it yesterday on another web site. Can I write for you guys? Seriously, e-mail me.


Romney Aids....whey is it that you people never mention the Fraud that benefits Mitt? Oh! and how about the latest Ponzi Scheme? How is that going for you self proclaimed Honorable low life`s?

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