SFGate: He'll get attention in CA: Ron Paul to join Michele Bachman at GOP state convention in SeptemberSubmitted by complexphenom on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 16:50
As we reported this week, more GOP candidates might be showing up to the blue state convention now that Bachmann is the Friday keynote speaker -- and the party has decided to hold a straw poll that could juice up interest and passions among grassroots activists and the media in the nation's most populous state.
But John Dennis, who chairs the California Republican Liberty Caucus and is a Paul supporter, said his candidate has had somewhat of a rough time getting a foot in the door of the convention.
"We talked to (State GOP chair Tom) Del Beccaro before anybody was booked for this and they went and confirmed Bachmann,'' he said. While they said she would be a draw, "they told me, "I don't know if we'll sell tickets for Ron Paul."