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Ron Paul Backers Likely to Complete Takeover of Iowa GOP on Saturday

The Republican Party of Iowa’s state central committee holds it biennial officer elections on Saturday, and in all likelihood, Ron Paul supporters will sweep all of the organization’s officer spots. That election comes on the heels of a Des Moines Register report that details financial troubles for RPI, due mainly to the Paul- affiliated leadership.

Current Chairman A.J. Spiker is running for reelection. His opponent is Bill Schickel, the current co-chair. A few party activists who are not current SCC members had considered running, but ultimately decided not to.

Spiker defeated Schickel on the second ballot in a 9-8 vote last February. This year’s vote is likely to be more lopsided in Spiker’s favor, the state vice-chair for Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign.

The makeup of the current SCC includes seven loyal Paul supporters who are guaranteed to support Spiker. He needs nine votes to win. Spiker has been telling people that he has secured enough votes to win.


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is doing great work, and there have been smaller success stories in the past few weeks. Just a week or two ago there was a posting about a Michigan county GOP being taken over. Slowly but surely....

What do people think about a Ron Paul R3VOLution Lives money bom

bomb to support the state Gops where we are in control? They are trying the old 'grass roots can't raise money so you need special interest establishment Gop leaders' ploy they found successful in NH and elsewhere.

I was thinking we might consider a moneybomb with a facebook page that tallied the total donated, but would have links to the few / several state GOP's or PACS (where we ALMOST took control and have a shot to in the future) to make sure our candidates and issues get a good hearing, funding, and support?

But it would only work if there were general interest. Thoughts?

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Great Idea

...there was some talk about this back when we first learned of the successes in Iowa, but then it died down. We need to do this, ASAP! I have no idea how to organize a money bomb, but I'll be happy to donate to one.

IMHO any moneybomb should be focused on Iowa only, considering that Iowa may well make or break the campaign of our 2016 liberty candidate, and considering that of the various States where we've gained or are gaining influence, Iowa gets the most press.

...if an IA moneybomb is successful, move on to the next one.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."


This idea needs its own post on the front page!!!

I am in...

Wondering how we continue the Revolution? I think this is a great first step in continuing the momentum as well as letting the establishment know we are NOT going away.

Yup. We're gonna be like gum on their shoe.

Yup. We're gonna be like gum on their shoe.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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I think this is a great idea

And one I have been advocating for a while. I do not use this facebook you speak of, but I would absolutely donate to a moneybomb for local GOP takeovers.

yeah, I don't care if it is facebook or a website. I can set up

a facebook account but not a website but would still need someone to build the ticker. I'm not that tech savvy. I was trying to think of a low tech way to do it, unless some more tech savvy people step up for this. I might ask some if there is enough interest.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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Not tech savvy here either....

Hopefully someone on this site can assist because it is a great idea.

It is No Longer Just About Ron Paul

It is about the need to do the right thing. It is also about the zillions of dollars in donations and zillions of hours of grass roots activity from good people who wanted to fix USA.

Congratulations to the Iowans who are on the front lines. They are the real news-makers. They need our prayers and any other support that we can give them.

In addition to Iowa, if there are any other states with the potential to get rid of those who are trying to stamp out common sense and freedom, they need to be supported.

If we can , somehow, straighten out about a dozen states, we would have a unified power block nationally that could start to make a difference.

Even if everything implodes and there is nothing left to restore, a free market that protects natural rights would be the only way to rebuild.

Gene Louis
Supporting a Needed Tool for Government Feedback:
A Citizen-Operated Legal System.

Its time to show them that this time they can not win

We must show them that the Ron Paul revolution is about every one of us being the new leader in a leaderless revolt. Go Iowa the world is watching. A critical mass can lead the majority into freedom. Texas will be doing the same I hope, I promise I will never give up and ill be on the front lines.


Anyone here know the status of their finances - should

we have a chip-in?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

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Good luck and God's Speed!!



Be sure to use

the comments in the article.


I love it.

I hope the overflow seeps into the Democratic Party of Iowa.

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!......This is HUGE!!... BIG BUMP!!

Ron Paul nation to take over the GOP by 2016?


Thanks for posting this good news.

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