Ron Paul Clout in Boone County, MOSubmitted by SteveMT on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 18:25
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Ron Paul crowd gains Boone County clout
By Rudi Keller - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will have a major voice in Boone County Republican Party affairs for the next two years after taking 13 of 33 seats on the county central committee.
The "Ron Paul Republicans" contested 11 of 13 committee seats on Tuesday's ballot, winning seven. One of their losses was by one vote, as Boone County Republican Party Chairman Bruce Cornett defeated Greg Engel 396-395 for the Columbia Fifth Ward committeeman seat. David Clark took 259 votes in the three-way contest.
Cornett yesterday said he would probably not seek another two-year term as party chairman.
Supporter of the Texas congressman's small-government philosophy also took six seats where they were unopposed.