St Charles Missouri Caucus : Ron Paul Had A Clean SweepSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 04:20
St Charles Missouri Caucus : Ron Paul Had A Clean Sweep
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — On the day Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, it was Ron Paul not presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney who stole the show at the do-over Republican caucus in one of Missouri’s largest and most conservative counties.
St. Charles County Republicans reconvened Tuesday, weeks after the initial caucus was canceled after descending into chaos amid rules disputes and claims of favoritism.
Things went more smoothly Tuesday. There were plenty of disagreements, but things never turned chaotic.
It was Paul, not Romney, who drew support of the St. Charles County caucus-goers. Slates of Paul supporters were picked for congressional district caucuses later this month and the statewide GOP convention in June. Paul picks up 152 delegates to go on to the district and state conventions.
The caucus began just hours after Santorum announced he was suspending his presidential campaign.