"I wish I could tell you we were doing well right now, we're not. Ron Paul has totally taken our state party over" - Jon KylSubmitted by Shawker on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:02
TAMPA, Fla. — Two Republican leaders are worried about the condition their state party structures are in, a concern mirrored in a number of key battlegrounds nationwide.
"I wish I could tell you we were doing well right now — we're not. Ron Paul has totally taken our [state] party over," Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) told an activist from his state.
"His folks have taken over half of our party, as a result of which we are split down the middle, totally ineffective, screwed up," chimed in former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.), a foreign-policy adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign who remains active in Minnesota state politics. "We are almost better off that they totally took over our party because most of us now are not worried about the party, we've got two or three independent expenditure efforts going by business leaders. We were split down the middle and had constant civil war within the party — nobody would be doing the basic get-out-the-vote."
Jon Kyle denied his comments today on Fox News: