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Paul May Win Republican Convention Clout by Gaining Delegates

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Four years ago, Ron Paul arrived at the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, with just 15 delegates and was shunned by party elites who gave him no speaking role. He held a “Rally for the Republic” in Minneapolis for thousands of supporters during the convention.

The libertarian Texas Representative probably will be a more forceful presence at this summer’s Tampa, Florida, convention, to the consternation of some Republican leaders.

“I sort of have to chuckle when they describe you and me as being dangerous,” Paul said to cheers from supporters after his second place finish in last night’s New Hampshire primary. “We are dangerous to the status quo in this country.”


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