Bachmann Gets To Go To Tampa Thanks To Generous Paul Supporter

Well, that’s embarrassing.

Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul’s presidential run have already shown off how utterly effective they are at taking over conventions and organizing to win delegate slots to head to the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Now, in yet another display of their prowess, they ran the Minnesota Republican State Convention, and nearly ousted Minnesota Congresswoman (and former presidential candidate) Michele Bachmann out of a delegate slot.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Ron Paul, “won 12 of 13 open delegate spots to the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla., in August. The 13th went to former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann — and only after a Paul supporter dropped out to let her have that spot.”

The Paul juggernaut also managed to get a mostly unknown state rep endorsed to run against Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar for senate.  His biggest platform piece?  Returning to the gold standard.

Paul announced recently that he would no longer be competing in states on primary day, preferring to save his money and efforts for winning delegates at state conventions.  Paul supporters hope to gather enough delegates to ensure at the very least that the Texan receives a speaking slot at the RNC later this summer.

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26 comments

Dominic C.
Dominic C.4 years ago

I thought she is moving to Switzerland. Why the change of heart?

Barbara V.
Barbara V.4 years ago

Well, isn't that sweet? What's she gonna do there, gather some constituents and go clean up the Gulf mess? Oh wait, no, she wouldn't do that; she's a Repug. Florida, be on your guard!!!! She'll be looking for converts.

David M, you gave me my laugh for the day! , NO! The WEEK!

Michael Carney
Michael Carney4 years ago

Sane, sorry for the mis-spell...

Michael Carney
Michael Carney4 years ago

You'd think any sane Republican would want to keep her as far away from the Convension as possible...Is it possible there are no more same Republicans? lol

Evelyn M.
Evelyn M.4 years ago

If only the press would ignore this woman. Who cares where she goes, what she does or what she says? We'd be so much better if we didn't have to hear about her.

Evelyn M.
Evelyn M.4 years ago

If only the press would ignore this woman. Who cares where she goes, what she does or what she says? We'd be so much better if we didn't have to hear about her.

Evelyn M.
Evelyn M.4 years ago

If only the press would ignore this woman. Who cares where she goes, what she does or what she says? We'd be so much better if we didn't have to hear about her.

Steven Thompson
Steven T4 years ago

"Ron Pauls platform: returning to the gold standard."

LOL

Janet N.
Janet N.4 years ago

Ugh. She is a total embarrassment to decent Minnesotans, I know, I live here and shudder every time I see her pic on an article. I just think, what has this woman done now. I hope she stays away, but then I really don't want to wish her on any state.

David Menard
David Menard4 years ago

Carl I couldn't agree more. I would go father with that though Why doesn't she go to some isolated unpopulated Island far from all people and animals.Every time ya think shes gone she she pops up somewhere else kinda like roaches.