Ron Paul backers dominate Iowa GOP nominees for national conventionSubmitted by RustyTX on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 16:05
The majority of Iowans lined up to go to Tampa for the GOP national convention could be aligned with Ron Paul, a presidential candidate who represents a movement focused on limited government and constitutional principles.
Of the 13 delegates and 13 alternates elected today for the national convention, just one has publicly endorsed Mitt Romney for president – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. And just two others supported Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa caucuses but is no longer in the race.
The national delegate slate is far from finalized yet, but if the Paul trend in the Iowa delegation continues, the upshot will be that the Iowa caucuses essentially had three winners: Romney won on caucus night, Santorum was declared the winner of the certified vote 16 days later and Paul would be the victor in the all-important delegate count...