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Audio, MN Public Radio: "Ron Paul has Texas-size influence in Minnesota GOP"!

Ron Paul has Texas-size influence in Minnesota GOP

by Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
May 21, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An overwhelming majority of the Minnesota delegation to this summer's Republican National Convention will be going to Tampa, Fla., as Ron Paul delegates.

The Texas congressman had a huge influence on last weekend's Minnesota GOP convention in St. Cloud. Beyond nearly sweeping the national delegates, state Rep. Kurt Bills, Paul's endorsed candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar this fall, won the GOP endorsement over two other Republicans.

Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, was on hand for both days of the Minnesota Republican convention, his presence carefully choreographed to appease the large contingent of his supporters.


Um, how come "political scientists" are unique among 'professionals' in that they literally have absolutely ZERO clue as to what they're talking about? Is calling them "scientists" an exercise in pity scholastic heraldry? It's like their rule, is to remain out of touch with reality, not to mention, their own supposed constituency.

Oh right, they never leave their cubicles, much like Keynesian 'economists,' like Paul KRUDman:

But Rice University political science professor Mark Jones says the rise of Paul's supporters threatens to drive away mainstream Republicans and independents who view the Paul ideology as extremist.

"It's not to the Republican establishment's advantage," Jones said, "to have a state party that is controlled by people making statements that are at odds with the positions of the majority of Minnesotans as well as perhaps the majority of Republican voters in Minnesota."

Hey, Hey,
I say,
Bring on the RINO Purge I say!

Hey, Hey,
I say,
Bring on the RINO Purge I say!!!

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Why are they quoting a professor from Texas?

Apparently they can't use a political science professor that lives and works in Minnesota to get that quote because they know the state's independent and anti-establishment political views are actually more in line with Paul's than the establishment Dems or GOP.

Help us with California please bump this ... we need delegates

We can't let Romney clinch this....or even get closer... There are a lot of delegates in California http://www.dailypaul.com/230397/san-diego-ron-paul-help-we-n...

How can they say Paul will

How can they say Paul will drive away independents when his views are most receptive to the independents?

Up North!

U Betcha!

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Like the part about...

1 million dollar debt.
Shows that the OLD mainstream GOPers have no idea how to be physically conservative and manage their funds. Exactly the same thing BO, RM and the majority of congress are doing.

We are winning their positions, but we are also inheriting their debt.

"Freedom is never easy in a world of tyranny" - ME