15 of 23 Ron Paul supporters win Parish and State Central Committee seats in LouisianaSubmitted by samadamscw on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 10:19
The campaign sent out an e-mail with a list of known Ron Paul supporters running for Parish Executive Committee (PEC) and State Central Committee (SCC) in Saturday's election. (these are GOP leadership positions, not public offices)
Of the 23 individuals vying for seats, 15 were elected.
Eight of them were unopposed!!
And in one parish, Calcasieu, where 15 seats are available on the PEC, 9 were contested, and 4 of the 9 went to Ron Paul supporters. That's a hair's breath from a full majority! (and we don't know if the "other" candidates might not be Paul friendly.)
Folks, sometimes, "showing up" really IS all it takes to win.
There were dozens and dozens of seats with NO CANDIDATES, and those seats will remain open. Those positions COULD have been filled with Ron Paul supporters.
This is certainly an area where the campaign should be taking a more coordinated role in recruiting candidates and seeing to it that all seats are contested. Ron Paul supporters could have gained control of entire parishes and ended up with a large plurality on the State Central Committee just by filling uncontested seats.
More opportunity lost.
Don't let this happen in your State!!