Minneapolis Star Tribune: Line to shake Paul's hand filled two hallways and a flight of stairsSubmitted by jay0718 on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 13:39
Paul supporters turn out in force
Posted by: Jennifer Brooks under Republicans Updated: May 19, 2012 - 11:27 AM
The line to shake Ron Paul’s hand snaked down one hallway, up a flight of stairs, looped around a corner and down the length of another hall.
It was early Saturday morning at the Minnesota Republican Party state convention and the Republican presidential candidate was giving some time back to the delegates and volunteers who had helped push his agenda – and his favored U.S. Senate candidate – to the forefront of the convention.
“You’ve selected our candidate for Senate,” Paul told a crowd at a $20-a-plate fundraiser that raised at least $12,000 for the cash-strapped state GOP. “I think you’re doing a great job.”
Paul supporters are hoping to fill the Minnesota delegation to the national Republican convention with as many like-minded Paul backers as possible. Paul, who has suspended active campaigning, but still hopes to shape the debate at the convention, cheered the state’s efforts.
“I think this is one of the greatest states that I have witnessed, where I have seen the transition, where the enthusiasm’s there,” Paul said. “I congratulate you on your enthusiasm, for trying to bring this battle. Ultimately, if it’s a true revolution it will not only be in the Republican party, it will be pervasive.”