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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