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Victory in Alaska!

Updated: 7:45pm Alaska Time
It is confirmed that Ron Paul supporter Russ Millete was voted in as chair. (Note that according to AK Republican rules he will not have full power until Feb. 2013). Co-chair is RP supporter Deb Brown.

Also, secretary and treasurer are RP supporters.

The 6 delegates that were assigned to Ron Paul were filled by the top RP supporters that we wanted. Also, we got the 6 alternates.

The only bonus in the delegate count was that 3 RP people got in as alternates for the Santorum team.

Kathleen Miller (wife to Joe Miller, but an RP supporter - I can vouch personally for that) was selected as part of the electoral college (Alaska sends 3). I understand that is big.

As far as the meeting, the vote went ahead and as they waited for the results Reudrich abruptly adjourned the meeting citing they were out of time. They had not yet worked on final resolutions or voted on rule changes - things that the RP camp really wanted to do. So, there was business that didn't get done, but it was late and they are trying to get a meeting scheduled for June to implement some new rules - maybe get Reudrich out of power sooner.

All in all, a powerful moment for RP in Alaska!

[Original post] This just in from my husband, brazil4paul, who is a delegate at the Alaskan State Republican Convention!

We have taken over the Republican party in Alaska! The new Chair and Vice Chair are now both Ron Paul supporters! This just happened today, and I've been told thanks to some Santorum supporters who joined the cause.

Sweet victory in Alaska! Thank you to all the folks nation-wide who have kept up the encouragement and the plan to send delegates. Change is coming!
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Wanna know what happens when a senator endorses Romney at the Alaska State Convention? ~ Video coutesy of HeathieAnCap

http://youtu.be/LNcDCaFFlw8
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ATTENTION MSM: Ron Paul Wins Alaska!
~Thanks for the video link, FreedomLovingPatriot

http://youtu.be/gsNEjR_9B_M

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There's a thread on this nearby.

Shut out in DE.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Can anyone from AK sort names for the rest of R.P. nation...?

Four years ago we all heard that the REAL patriot grassroots elements for R.P. in Alaska who were running the state (and doing very well) were shunted aside when the more liberal paid staff showed up. The same thing happened in MI, where we were polling 16%, and ended up with 6% after a housewife who never voted before was appointed state chair, and a Yale grad who worked on the GW Bush campaign in '04 was put in charge of SE Michigan (the pop. center.)

Apparently, the cops were called into the Alaska HQ, etc. Very messy. I remember Carol Paul telling me on the phone how we should keep this from Ron, because he was so tired and discouraged at the time that he might have just gotten done over it.

Were any of the people involved in that Alaska fiasco elected yesterday as Chair, V.C. or Secretary of the AK GOP? If so, which side of that dispute seems to have emerged yesterday in AK?

I am literally as far from AK as I can be and still be in the USA, so I want to make sure I have my facts straight.

If we are giving up a majority of delegates in some backroom deal in some states in order to claim/secure "other victories"--like State Party positions--it darned well better be that those seats are filled with people who the grassroots KNOWS FROM LONGSTANDING ACTIONS to be truly dedicated patriots, who put the Constitution above politics.

I have a convention in Maine to attend next week, and we are hearing SOME quiet rumblings about similar "deals" possibly being considered here.

Thanks!

I am not casting any aspersions on those elected to AK Chair, V.C., and Secretary in AK yesterday, as I know NONE of the names. Just being a good Boy Scout here....

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"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Hi, Brazil4Paul here.

My wife wrote this thread. I was at the convention. There were no deals made. It was a hard fought battle. We where strong in numbers but not the majority in my view. I think it was a mix of blessing, strength in numbers and a great speech by the new chairman - a respectable man with a very attractive resume. This was us versus them. They were divided. There were 4 or 5 candidates for Chair. There was an alliance made among two of the most establishment candidates. If one of them got third place, one would drop and support the other. One other candidate got mad about that. I think some of them voted for the RP guy. Besides, I think some of them may have not realized he was an RP supporter. THe vote count was very close. The winner needed 50% plus 1. I was surprised we won - before the results I thought that we would not win. - Brazil4Paul

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:18

Brilliant article that explains why we love Dr. Paul:
http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/farber-r1.1.1.html

Thanks for jumping in here and for all you've done up there

I have to ask though (my curiosity is killing me), do the newly elected chairs etc, go to Tampa and do you believe the Gingrich and Santorum delegates can be swayed our way?

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

You are welcome.

I don't believe the newly elected chairs will go to Tampa - the seat of power does not change until later.

As for santorum and ginrich delegates, I think they can be swayed. And some of them ARE RP people, incognito. :) We don't know the exact numbers. We know 3 alternates for santorum are definitely for RP, coming from Alaska.

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:18

Brilliant article that explains why we love Dr. Paul:
http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/farber-r1.1.1.html

The state convention is not over...

Have the re-convened convention, CHAIRED BY THE NEW CHAIRMAN, suggest a rule change, making the current GOP leadership the ones eligible for delegates status at Tampa, and ousting the ousted.

Why should lame ducks get this kind of stranglehold over real restorative change for 7+ months???

We get those three, we get another Rule 40 win. Why not??

Why do so many Ron Paul "leaders" seem to think we owe these treasonous b******s anything???

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Cool! :)

You guys rock!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

The meeting will reconvene in

The meeting will reconvene in June to finish buisness and the rule putting Randy as lord king can be changed so there may be a chance our people can go to Tampa. Looks like another road trip to Los Anchorage in June. The old guard will stay home so they won't get any of us on them so should be like a party. imho

steve

Los Anchorage LOL!

Thanks for the updates, I have a better feeling about Alaska now! :)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

So let me see if I can get this straight....

I read that he got 16 of 24 here: http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1852153/pg1
But the only way I see that as happening per posts beneath me, is that Santorum and Gingrich delegates would be included in that 16, leaving Romney with 8 (Romney 8, Santorum 8, Paul 6, and Gingrich 2 as allotted in the primary). Was there some sort of deal going here?

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Well another thing to consider is that the new Chairman

gets an automatic delegate spot including possibly the vice chair and secretary.

We didn't hear anything like that.

Where did you get your information. Remember, every state is different.

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:18

Brilliant article that explains why we love Dr. Paul:
http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/farber-r1.1.1.html

Really? That's cool if they do!

I'm just a lower 48er tryin to figure it out on my own :)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

If that's really the case,

If that's really the case, then only if Goldman Sachs lawyers don't bribe those Santorum/Gingrich delegates can this be considered victory for Tampa.

Are those Santorum/Gingrich delegates going to remain bound to Santorum/Gingrich on 1st ballot in Tampa? If yes, this can be considered victory, as it would take away from Romney's numbers.

This seems somewhere along the lines of "Colorado" victory, not "Minnesota".

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Gingrich won't have a

Gingrich won't have a plurality in five or more states and is therefore not included on the 1st ballot, meaning that his bound delegates are released.

Santorum will have the plurality in 4, 5 or 6 states in my estimate. Should it stop at 4, then he won't be on first ballot either, and his bound delegates are released.

Huntsman's delegate for New Hampshire is already released.

This all means that the plurality for the Alaska delegation is impossible to predict. Romney goons will certainly use all available means to get Gingrich and Santorum delegates on their side.

One would expect the Paul campaign will have to do some serious horse trading to get enough Santorum and Gingrich delegates from various states on board.

Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper.

Great, thx for clearing that

Great, thx for clearing that up.

RIGHT, that's exactly the key as I stated elsewhere: Getting non-Romney (meaning Santorum/Gingrich) delegates to come over to our side is THE KEY on which everything hinges. We kind of messed it up in North Dakota & Missouri on that point. Desperately hoping we can make up for those losses now.

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...not necessarily messed up,

...not necessarily messed up, but Romney people managed to lure Santorum ppl in Missouri. North Dakota was more along the lines of breaking Robert's rules, from what I have heard.

Now that both of these guys seem to have dropped out Ron Paul can sure need winning one or both of California and Texas. I don't know how that can happen unless many, many millions of $$ find their way to the Campaign.

The other viable option that possibly can open up the national convention is if Romney keeps on tanking in the polls, and if Rove's celebrity/vanilla spin doesn't do it for Romney. There will be a great number of uncommitteds in Tampa, and if Romney is trailing by 15 points they will be having second thoughts.

Romney can stumble, like Ron has said. One way of doing it is trailing badly. That is more likely than a skeleton surfacing, or any major gaffe popping up.

Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper.

Not to worry about Mexifornia

Good Dr. Paul has been the selection of California Republicans for some time - all six of us! ;-)

Freedom is my Worship Word!

No, ND was our national campaign's fault.

The Santorum people WANTED to work with us, but the "heavy hitter" conventioneer the RP national campaign sent in tried to make a deal with the Romney people (and got screwed, suprise, suprise), cutting the legs out from under the RP delegates on the floor who Santorum folks WERE aligning with because they saw a Romney screw job coming. As that was happening, the Santorum campaign guy realized our heavy hitter brought nothing to the table and Since Santorum was the caucus winner they decided to go it alone, thereby causing both Santorum and RP to lose to Romney forces.

Basically, due to a bonehead that our national campaign sent to "help", we lost ND.

Was he spotted anywhere near Alaska...

...yesterday?

Important!

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Hi Steve... Please send me an email when you find out

the exact names of the ND & Alaska person. Yes we don't want any one like that at our conventions.

I was curious does Maine have Congressional District conventions as well were 3 delegates are elected to go to Tampa? Will all your delegates be picked next week at your State Convention? I pray that you will do as well next week.

Thanks

On the North Dakota thread,

On the North Dakota thread, someone at convention had replied name of this bonehead campaign person was Dmitri "something". Sorry don't have full name, but hopefully Steve can dig it out for you.

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Nobody seems to know anything but...

..."Dmitri" in the circles of connections I have (which are few at the paid staff level.)

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Dimitri Kesari

Doug Wead revealed the name of this guy in his blog post from today.

http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/louisiana-shocker-r...

It is: Dimitri Kesari

Here is more info on this guy:

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=39521

Doug Wead speaks in glowing terms about him, saying that Dimitri is responsible for the success in Louisiana. People at North Dakota convention blamed Dimitri for the disaster.

I suppose some gains, some losses. We have to realize that North Dakota was THE FIRST state to go in state convention. By using sports analogy, it was like a very bad mistake in North Dakota very early in the game. Hopefully these campaign guys have learned from it and are/will improve upon them in future states.

P.S. Regarding Missouri CD Convention: Nobody has said anything singling out Dimitri yet. But they said it was clear Goldman Sachs lawyers had ganged up together with Santorum delegates to create anti-Paul alliance instead of anti-Romney alliance.

To overstate the obvious for the thousandth time: Our campaign/grassroots need to highlight how dangerous Romney is for the country & exploit anti-Romney sentiment among Santorum/Gingrich crowd.

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Thanks, Chief...

AK, ND, LA....

Batting .333

Not too bad in baseball, but not so good in Presidential politics with the clocking running out on freedom.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

In Maine...

There are six delegates selected in "district conventions" (3 for each of our two Congressional Districts) that take place during a part of the state convention this coming weekend (like an agenda item, really, for the State Convention, where we split off into two large rooms for awhile.)

Fifteen are selected by the state as a whole this same weekend.

Three are assigned to party leaders.

So...24 in all.

We should take 21, unless there are deals being made to which we grassroots folks aren't privy.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Ok... Thanks for the info we are scheduled May 18th

for the State Convention to Elect 13 more delegates. I will pray we should be able to get all 13 plus I believe we might have one Chair position to get 34 out of our State.

I'm confused

I get chair, co-chair, secretary, treasury are all RP people. What I don't get is how does this help us win Alaska if we don't have a plurality of the state delegates? Or did I miss something and we do have the plurality??? I didn't think we could count Alaska as a win towards the 5 states needed to be on the ballot at the national convention without delegate plurality, so isn't that what it's all about? I know this is great for the future, just curious if this helps us towards the nomination this year or, again, if I missed something...

Plurality in Alaska

From what it looks like, Ron Paul has the plurality of delegates in Alaska with 9 now instead of 6 (The Party Chairman, the National committeeman, and National committeewoman all went to Paul).

So the delegate count in Alaska is:
Ron Paul - 9
Mittens - 8
Frothy - 8
Newt - 2

There just was a poetic justice in them ousting the whole Romney staff in Alaska after how badly the Romney GOP tried to shut them out.

Again...

...in many states, including mine, you elect them now, but they don't actually take office until next year. i.e. the old, RINO three will be going to Tampa and voting for Willard.

PLEASE CORRECT ME ON THIS!!! I'D LOVE IT!!! (but.. I'd need to see Alaska GOP's rules, or hear from some acknowledged R.P. leader in AK.)

Trust me, no one wants to put Alaska in the Rule 40 WIN COLUMN anymore than I do!

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."