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Portland Press Herald: Maine GOP Committee now faces convention fallout


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"Charlie Webster, chairman of the Maine Republican Party, was a delegate in Tampa and a member of the RNC. He tried to negotiate a compromise between the RNC and Paul's supporters, who rejected it because it likely would have required Paul delegates to vote for Romney.

In interviews this week in Tampa, Webster said he thought the blow-up was unfortunate and could have been avoided, if Paul's delegates had been more willing to compromise.

Webster said he expects a tense meeting Saturday but he believes that over the long term, the tensions will be worked out without significantly affecting the Maine GOP or the state's relationship with the RNC.

Mike Wallace, a Paul delegate from Maine who is running for state Senate, said he hopes that the two sides can learn to work together.

"I don't know what the end result is going to be," he said Thursday evening on the convention floor, "but I think it will work out."

Wallace then joined the rest of the Paul delegates outside the convention hall -- who were refusing to watch Romney's acceptance speech."

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