AP: Romney, Paul supporters clash at NV conventionSubmitted by jay0718 on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 17:14
From Las Vegas Sun
Romney, Paul supporters clash at NV GOP
The Associated Press
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 1:02 p.m.
Supporters of Republican Ron Paul's unlikely presidential clashed with backers of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney at Saturday's state convention in Sparks in a showdown over selection of national convention delegates.
The convention comes days after a lawyer for the Republican National Committee suggested Nevada's presence at the national convention in August could be jeopardized if Paul supporters swamp the state delegate contingent instead of proportioning representatives based on caucus results.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, won the Nevada caucus with half the vote, and under party rules delegates to the national convention are to be allotted proportionally to the caucus outcome. With Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum effectively out of the race, Romney is expected to get 20 of the state's 28 delegates.