Ron Paul Supporters Dominate GOP Caucus In St. LouisSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 17:13
Ron Paul Supporters Dominate GOP Caucus In St. Louis
ST. LOUIS • Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul dominated the Republican caucus in St. Louis on Saturday with a majority-vote victory over two other slates backing other Republican nominee hopefuls.
The slate backing Paul cast 158 votes in the non-binding caucus Saturday. The purpose was to choose representatives to a round of Congressional district meetings in April and June that will repeat the process to send 52 delegates from Missouri to the August convention in Tampa, Fla.
The slate that primarily backed Santorum had 74 votes, while the Romney slate mustered 50 votes.
Some 300 people packed the cafeteria at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park for today's caucus. Each caucus is run like a mini-convention, with participants electing a chairman and voting on rules, which determine if delegates are selected individually or in a slate, if they are bound to a particular candidate, or if they move forward uncommitted.