Minnesota GOP conventioneers, mostly Ron Paul backers, seated in back 40Submitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:11
If you watch the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, Aug. 28, and don't spot the Minnesota delegation, you shouldn't be surprised.
Dominated by Ron Paul supporters, the 40 Minnesota delegates are seated in a far corner of the Tampa Bay Forum Arena.
"We knew they were going to put us in the back of the room," said Marianne Stebbins, Minnesota delegation chairwoman and state Paulite leader. "The culture of the RNC has been, 'We don't need the liberty people or the tea party people. We've got this handled, thank you very much. Sit back there and don't say anything.' "