The times-they-are-a-changin (Bachmann almost loses to Paul supporter)Submitted by jay0718 on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 16:18
Ron Paul speaks outside Republican convention
by Patrick Condon, Associated Press
May 30, 2008
Rochester, Minn. (AP) — Ron Paul continued his push for a speaking role at the Republican National Convention with an address Friday to supporters outside the Minnesota state convention.
Paul got no help from state party leaders, who refused to allow him to speak inside the convention hall.
Paul supporters nearly sweep all national delegate slots
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger May 19, 2012
Supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul have picked up all but five of the elected Minnesota delegate slots to the national Republican convention.
In a stark rejection of presumed nominee Mitt Romney, Republicans at their state convention picked 12 Paul supporters for 13 spots. Earlier, Paul backers claimed 20 of 24 delegates selected at local conventions.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, whose name appeared on a Romney slate Saturday, did not initially get enough votes to join the Republicans going to Tampa. She only avoided a run-off election when a Paul supporter ceded to her.