Maine Only Holdout in GOP Negotiations to Seat Ron Paul DelegatesSubmitted by ronpaul1fan on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 22:51
By Christopher Cousins | Bangor Daily News
Maine is the last state whose delegates to the Republican National Convention next week are still unsure whether they’ll be seated in support of conservative Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
At issue are 20 of Maine’s 24 delegates to the national GOP convention, which kicks off Sunday in Tampa, Fla.
GOP officials and the Mitt Romney campaign forged a deal that would allow some of Paul’s delegates from Louisiana and Massachusetts to be seated. NPR reported that pro-Paul delegations from Iowa, Nevada and Minnesota have already been credentialed for the convention, and that a deal has been struck for some of Paul’s delegates from Louisiana and Massachusetts to be seated, but not all of them.