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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ron Paul leading in local GOP caucus battle

Yesterday wasn't a pretty day in Missouri as Paulite Republicans engaged establishment Republicans in the delegate battle. Despite ferocious efforts by GOP machines to shut-out the Paul Paul supporters, they can do very well when they show up in big enough numbers and the event isn't cancelled. In religiously conservative Missouri where Santorum won the primary, it's pretty much the social conservatives and foreign interventionists against everybody else (Ron Paul and Romney).
Supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul came out on top Saturday after a long and contentious Greene County Republican caucus meeting. More than 1,000 people showed up at the county caucus, which is the first step of a multi-step process to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention and pick a presidential nominee. Saturday’s caucuses were marked by a series of contentious debates over procedure as attendees attempted to pick their delegates....The delegate slate was approved after more than seven hours of political wrangling between the Romney-Paul group and people backing former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The Santorum and Gingrich camps formed a second delegate ticket that was narrowly voted down.
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