Romney Delegate from Louisiana Supports Fairness Toward Ron PaulSubmitted by myajace on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 19:25
I am writing to you in my capacity as Republican parish chairman for East Baton Rouge Parish, the largest parish in Louisiana and the parish which forms the base of the Sixth Congressional District. I also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1972-2000, as Honorary Chairman of the Louisiana delegation to the 1996 Republican National Convention and as Louisiana’s member of the Platform Committee at the 2008 Republican National Convention.
During Louisiana’s Presidential Primary and the caucuses this year, I endorsed Rick Santorum and was a leader in the efforts by RNC member Ross Little to elect an uncommitted slate of delegates favorable to Sen. Santorum. I now fully support Gov. Mitt Romney. I have never been a supporter of Congressman Ron Paul.
As a result of the many meetings and conversations I have had with both sides, I have become deeply concerned that our state party’s leadership, composed of some of my best friends and political allies, has become caught up in the efforts to “block Ron Paul” and are making decisions adversely affecting the rights of the Republican voters here in East Baton Rouge Parish.
No matter what the Credentials Committee ultimately rules on Louisiana’s At-Large delegates, there can be no reasonable doubt about who should be delegates from Louisiana’s six Congressional districts. There is absolutely no justification for depriving the Republicans of our parish and of our Congressional District of the delegates they duly elected: