CS Monitor: Is Ron Paul getting a raw deal from the RNC?Submitted by Peace Gold Love on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:11
Ahead of the GOP convention next week, former GOP presidential contender Ron Paul and Republican National Committee (on behalf of Mitt Romney) are near a deal over whose delegates will get seated from the states of Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Maine.
By Peter Grier | CS Monitor
Is Ron Paul getting a raw deal from the Republican National Committee? That’s the question among some of his committed supporters as Mr. Paul and the RNC near an agreement intended to ensure harmony on the floor at next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Yes, the developing pact ensures that the Texas congressman, who was among the last to fall out of the GOP race for the party's nomination, will get 17 of Louisiana’s 46 delegates. Yes, Paul’s camp is working to settle outstanding disputes regarding delegates from Massachusetts and Maine.
But many Paul foot soldiers believed that they had already won control of the Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Maine delegations at state party conventions. They feel Mitt Romney’s campaign is now yanking away those victories by charging that they were the result of procedural irregularities.
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