Republicans in three Minnesota Congressional districts elected Ron Paul supporters to be delegates to the party's national convention. So far Paul has claimed ten of the state's delegates and Rick Santorum two. Four more districts and Minnesota's at-large delegates remain to be chosen.
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Delegates unlikely to hear from Paul at Republican convention
Minnesota's delegation to the Republican National Convention may not hear from its preferred candidate on the floor in Tampa. If Ron Paul had carried five states, he would have been guaranteed a chance to be nominated and address the convention. But Paul came up one state short, carrying Minnesota, Iowa, Maine, and Louisiana.
Some Minnesota RNC delegates sticking by Ron Paul
Although its a forgone conclusion that Mitt Romney will win the GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention this coming week, several of Minnesota's delegates are still planning on voting for Texas Congresssman Ron Paul. Of the of the 40 delegates headed to the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., 32 are Paul supporters.
Ron Paul to speak at GOP state convention next week
The Republican presidential hopeful will be in St. Cloud May 18. Ron Paul is Mitt Romney's only remaining challenger for the GOP nomination. Last month, Paul took 20 of Minnesota's 24 Congressional District delegates.
Ron Paul delegates hope to bring changes to Republican platform
Work on the Republican platform begins Monday in advance of next week's party convention. Ron Paul delegates will push for changes including more civil liberties. But, as a leader of the Minnesota delegation put it, "you can't turn the barge around in a day."
Slate: Paul is surprise winner at precinct caucuses
Even though Rick Santorum was the winner of Minnesota's Republican Caucus in February, it was Ron Paul who came out ahead at this weekend's congressional district conventions. An RNC committeewoman tweeted that Paul took 20 out of 24 of Minnesota's Congressional District Delegates.
Head of MN GOP delegation: Romney represents old ideas
32 of Minnesota's 40 delegates to next week's Republican National Convention plan to vote for Ron Paul to be the party's presidential candidate. Marianne Stebbins, who chairs the delegation, says Mitt Romney represents old ideas and is not a strong candidate. Stebbins says Paul supporters are helping the GOP grow and, while there are some growing pains, the party is gradually accommodating them.
Pawlenty: no need for MN Republicans to fear Ron Paul supporters
While some Minnesota Republicans are concerned about the prospect of Ron Paul supporters taking over the state convention this week, Tim Pawlenty sees no need for fear. The former governor and presidential candidate says Paul's supporters are an energetic bunch that will be a valuable addition to the Republican coalition that gathers in St. Cloud Friday and Saturday.
Paul delegates go for cheap digs at GOP convention
Most Minnesota Republicans who are headed to this year's national Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., are first-time delegates. Many are Ron Paul supporters, and true to form, they have an independent streak. They're seeking out cheap hotels away from the celebrity politicians and making arrangements for an unconventional convention experience.
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