Ron Paul's Nevada Campaign Rebuffs Then Dismisses WARNING From Republican National CommitteeSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 13:12
BY LAURA MYERS
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
The Nevada chairman of Ron Paul's presidential campaign on Thursday dismissed a Republican National Committee threat not to seat the Silver State's delegation at the national convention if it's packed with too many Paul supporters.
The warning came in a letter sent on Wednesday to the Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald, who had asked for a legal opinion about delegate selection ahead of the state GOP convention Saturday.
The RNC lawyer suggested it would be "highly likely" the Nevada delegation's 28 seats at the Tampa convention would be jeopardized if Paul delegates took up spots that should be allocated instead to Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee who won the Feb. 4 caucuses in Nevada with half the vote.