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Portland (ME) Press Herald article and photos from convention today

By Susan M. Cover scover@mainetoday.com
State House Bureau

Ron Paul supporters take over GOP convention

AUGUSTA — In a major upset, Ron Paul supporters narrowly won the chairmanship of the Maine Republican Convention today.

Paul supporter Brent Tweed edged Charles Cragin 1,118 to 1,114 in a very close vote.

The vote came after Paul supporters elected Ron Morrell secretary. Morrell got 1,119 votes out of 2,204 to be elected convention secretary.

Paul supporters are here in large numbers, with more than 500 having attended an organizational meeting last night and even more here today, said Matthew McDonald, a Waldo delegate and Paul supporter.

Those who support Paul are hoping to get at least 13 delegates, which would be a majority of those chosen for the national convention.