Ron Paul Earns Majority of MN Delegates
Supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul got a big boost over the weekend and are now set to seize control of Minnesota’s state Republican Convention.
The Paul backers scored a major victory Saturday when they claimed 12 of 13 delegate slots to the GOP National Convention in Tampa in August. Paul placed second in Minnesota’s February 7 primary, with 27 percent support behind Rick Santorum, who won 45 percent.
Twenty-seven other delegates were previously chosen. In all, 32 of 40 Minnesota national convention delegates support Paul over Mitt Romney, who is widely being reported as the presumptive nominee. Paul is the presidential candidate who receives the least coverage in the national media, but he has continued to draw supporters to himself and those supporters have turned out in droves for him at rallies all over the country. Paul often speaks against the overgrowth of government, the militay industrial complex and the rising national debt. He has called for the audit of the federal reserve and more recently, has spoken out against the National Defense Authorization Act, which he says allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens.
Paul appeared at the state convention Friday and Saturday. Although he is no longer actively campaigning against Romney, make no mistake about it, his campaign is not over.