74 votes

This info says Priebus only has 75 votes, not the 85 he needs nor the 150 he said. Our guy has 4 needs 6 to be nominated. Help?

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(Mark Willis is our National Committeeman in Maine, one of the elected Ron Paul delegates not seated at RNC)

Info here, at the RPF

To quote the conversation from elsewhere:

Originally Posted by sailingaway
He said he needed six votes, can we get those? Yes, if he needs costs covered we should think about that as well. When is it?"

Posted by eleganz:

"Here is what I know. He has 4 of the 6 written nominations, he needs 2 more from 1 other state to complete the 6.

"Here is a list of States that have come in support of Chairman Priebus:

New Jersey - Including Gov. Christie
Iowa
New Hampshire
West Virginia
Minnesota
Washington
Conneticut
Puerto Rico
Oregon
Indiana
Pennsylvania
Arkansas
New York
Utah
Hawaii
New Mexico
Tennessee
Oklahoma
California
Colorado
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Virginia
Wisconsin

This makes 75 votes.. not the 150 that Reince Priebus claims he has. We still need 2 RNC members from 1 state to secure the nomination for Mark Willis for RNC Chair. Get at it!

Here is a list of at least the rules members on the RNC, so you can contact those in your state if it is not on that list (or, heck, even if it is) very politely - note this is from August: http://www.rlc.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Conv...

here is a link that HAD been of voting RNC members but it seems to have gone dead: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/95122650/rnc-members/rnc-members-20...

It had been posted at RPF and here, also, by Jinn, if anyone knows how to reach him. http://www.dailypaul.com/250057/help-the-oregon-alternate-de...

Now it just redirects back to the thread it is posted in.

Any ideas or contacts to get those two votes?

UPDATE:

Someone yesterday, on a thread I can't now identify, asked if this process weren't over yesterday, so that if we hadn't gotten the support, were we done trying to support his facebook and send emails/calls to national committeemen from our states in support.

I have been told that no, people are very busy on this, help is needed and appreciated, and the deadline is Friday the 25th for the 2 more votes (and as much other support we can get). Note Mark Willis's original letter states the date:

"Violet, I let Bryan know that due to the fact that no one has stepped up to the plate, I would in fact run for Chairman of the RNC, provided I would receive, in writing, the support of at least 2 RNC members in 3 states (minimum of 6 persons) in order to satisfy the RNC nomination requirements. The election takes place on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

If this requirement is satisfied by the time of the election, then ladies and gentlemen, we have an election to win. However, let me be clear that I would not be running for RNC Chair out of malice but at the behest of the grassroots of the Republican Party.
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Ed Martin (Chair for Missouri) is going to be sitting down with Mark Willis tomorrow (1-23-2013) to talk about giving him the nod for the nomination as RNC Chair.

This will be the 3rd state that Mark will need in order to be nominated.

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

Someone asked on a thread yesterday, and I can't see which one,

whether the deadline to get 6 votes hadn't passed. I said I'd asked and I have and they are still busy lining up support. Also someone pointed out that Mark Willis's letter said he needed the support by Friday the 25th, not the 14th:

" Originally Posted by ClydeCoulter
In Marks reply to being asked to run for RNC Chair:

"...
Therefore, after much deliberation and discussion with my wife Violet, I let Bryan know that due to the fact that no one has stepped up to the plate, I would in fact run for Chairman of the RNC, provided I would receive, in writing, the support of at least 2 RNC members in 3 states (minimum of 6 persons) in order to satisfy the RNC nomination requirements. The election takes place on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

If this requirement is satisfied by the time of the election, then ladies and gentlemen, we have an election to win. However, let me be clear that I would not be running for RNC Chair out of malice but at the behest of the grassroots of the Republican Party.
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I will put this in the OP as well, as an update, but I wanted to bump it for whomever asked the question (sorry, I don't remember who did.)

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

bump to contact your state committeemen and women 2 oust Priebus

bump!

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

I contacted our our Texas

I contacted our our Texas state RNC members, Dora Van Dormolen(castle@vvm.com) and Robin Armstrong (robarmstr@hotmail.com) and urged them to support Mark Willis for RNC chairman.
This is the responce from Armstorng. No responce from Van Dormolen yet.

"Glen,
Thanks for your involvement in this process.

Mark should be making these calls and emails himself if he is to have a viable candidacy.

Reince has overwhelming support on the RNC, but I never discourage others from running for any office. It strengthens our system to have a lively debate.

Robin"

Feel free to e-mail them if you like.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Thank you! And Willis has been doing a bunch but contactin

RNC voting members is kind of key, I have to agree. Maybe a friendly email followed by a call?

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

Contact this guy!

Hello Mr. Armstrong,

I noticed that you have responded to a fellow grassroots activist regarding sending a nomination towards Mark Willis for RNC Chair. Although I am not from Texas, I am involved in Missouri and we're in the process of getting Ed Martin + Lance or Cynthia (Elected State Committee) to hopefully give the nod towards his efforts. At the time being it is looking very promising, but I was taught to never count your eggs until they're in the basket.

According the 2012 RNC Bylaws, Mr. Willis would need 6 nominations from 3 separate States to be elected from the floor. Currently he has 4 of 6 with Maine and Nevada. I understand that you feel Mark should be contacting and reaching out directly to you and other State Committee for help and support, but I would just like to reiterate that this is a grassroots movement. This is the Republican party voters who have started this effort and are perpetuating it into action. There was a request sent to Ron Paul, Jim DeMint and Mark Willis to accept a role at running against Priebus and only Mark responded with a willingness to campaign.

We're holding no grandiose illusions that Mark will unseat Reince Priebus as RNC Chair, in fact, we believe he has done an outstanding job taking the Party from a situation of debt and an unmotivated voting base and turning it into something to resemble former self. What this campaign is about is the People being able to channel their refute about the new Rules that were passed at the RNC - Rule 12, 14 and 40 respectively. This was the biggest atrocity and consolidation of power to the top that a lot of grassroots, myself included, feel disenfranchise the grassroots voters. The very same people who call on the phones, knock on doors, donate to campaigns and get candidates elected.

Our hope is that there are more than a few Republicans that understand the grave implications of the those Rules set in place at the 2012 RNC and if there was a way for them to show their displeasure with it, without risking their political status, it would be by a vote for Mark Willis. If anything we're hoping that at the conclusion of the race, there will be enough political pressure on Priebus to reconsider the implementation of those Rules and, God willing, discard them.

Thank you for taking the time to read and have a great day.

- Donovan

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

seriously?

"in fact, we believe he has done an outstanding job taking the Party from a situation of debt and an unmotivated voting base and turning it into something to resemble former self. "

That Rule 15 change was really outstanding... :p

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

Well, it seems he did read:

http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/06...

A must read...

A good way to defend your freedoms: www.libertymagazine.org

How do we know he's "our guy"? [not an attack]

I know Ron Paul doesn't go around making a list of politicians he approves of.

Sooooo, how do we know who to back?

He's one of our Maine liberty guys here is the letter he wrote:

http://stepdownnow.com/we-asked-mark-willis-national-committ...

He's the Maine National Committeeman we elected.

He just was on Jerry Doyle and I posted the link, they may have a pod cast going up.

"When approached a few days ago by Bryan Daugherty of Bangor, Maine who is closely tied to the Republican grassroots and social media teams, such as the team who built www.stepdownnow.com this past week, I had a hard time believing that not one candidate had yet stepped forward to challenge the current RNC Chairman. However, upon further research, I discovered that it was in fact true – no other candidate had stepped up or emerged at this time.

Let me begin by saying that I am honored to find my name on the short list as a potential candidate next to two great statesmen, Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Jim DeMint. As we all know, these two men have fought the good fight for years on Capitol Hill – lower taxes, less spending, and an overall decentralized Federal Government that would actually abide by the Constitution. Sadly, they seem to be two outgoing voices in the wilderness of an out of control Federal Government with few replacements on the horizon. Men perhaps of a different age – principled leaders are hard to come by these days.

Therefore, after much deliberation and discussion with my wife Violet, I let Bryan know that due to the fact that no one has stepped up to the plate, I would in fact run for Chairman of the RNC, provided I would receive, in writing, the support of at least 2 RNC members in 3 states (minimum of 6 persons) in order to satisfy the RNC nomination requirements. The election takes place on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

If this requirement is satisfied by the time of the election, then ladies and gentlemen, we have an election to win. However, let me be clear that I would not be running for RNC Chair out of malice but at the behest of the grassroots of the Republican Party.

The grassroots are the lifeblood of the Republican Party – always have been and always will be. For the grassroots man the phones at the Victory centers, go door to door with candidates, organize fundraisers as well as attend speeches and events. Without the grassroots support, candidates would be standing at a podium, speaking to an empty auditorium with a few Party members off to the side and the rear.

Without the grassroots the Republican Party is an empty passenger ship at sea without a rudder, captained by a few in the bridge who never took the time to go down below deck in order to realize all the cabins were empty. The Republican Party has turned its back on the grassroots one too many times and we desperately need them to stay involved.

For example, as one of the duly elected Maine delegates that was unseated in Tampa I know the impact such heavy-handed decisions can have not just on the delegation, but the morale of the grassroots back home. In the case of Maine, we came home heroes due to the fact that we never gave in as a delegation and even though half of our duly elected delegation was unseated, we refused to take the deals that were offered. We stood up for what was right and never wavered.

Furthermore, those of us who were at the Tampa Convention were outraged at the “gavel up, gavel down” approach with regards to the rules that were adopted as well. Many states, such as New Hampshire, Nevada, Texas, Minnesota, and North Carolina have passed resolutions condemning these rules for if they are not changed, the grassroots will be completely cut out of the 2016 Presidential election process.

Regarding these new rules, many of you know that Rule 12 gives unprecedented power to the RNC to change party rules without the input and/or approval of state parties and their members while Rule 16 removes the rights of states to choose their own delegates by forcing all state parties to allocate and bind the state’s delegation to the National Convention through Presidential Preference Polls.

Furthermore, Rule 16 also allows the presumptive Presidential candidate to disavow (“veto”) any bound and/or allocated delegate and alternate delegate before the national convention for any reason whatsoever and Rule 40 now requires an eight (8) state majority to nominate an individual for President and/or Vice President where it previously required a five (5) state plurality.

Therefore, based upon these new rules and the behavior of our Chairman in Tampa, I present the following roadmap for your consideration, a more formal plan to be presented in the near future:

1. Repeal the new RNC rules adopted in Tampa, replace them with the former 2008 rules, apologize to the GOP grassroots for being overzealous and promise that such behavior will never happen again.

2. Re-evaluate the RNC’s relationship with the GOP grassroots – the key being adopting ideas from the bottom up instead of a top down, RNC knows best approach.

3. Return as much autonomy to state parties as possible. If we believe in a decentralized Federal Government, then the RNC needs to walk the talk.

4. Attract more Independent and disillusioned Democrats the way Ronald Reagan did: with a firm grasp of the issues and facts while at the same time, explaining and educating those new members about the cause of Liberty and Conservatism.

5. Go on the offensive against the Democrats. For far too long, we as Republicans tend to sit back and play defense. It is time we step up and present this Party as one of clear contrast to the Democrats.

6. Apply pressure to our Federally elected officials that behavior such as Speaker Boehner purging conservatives and libertarians from committee assignments will not be tolerated.

In conclusion, I say, if we are truly the party of liberty, equality and favoritism for none, then let’s start acting like it by embracing the grassroots once and for all! Welcome them, don’t push them away, discourage them and then expect their vote in November. Let us build a stronger political body that can defeat the Democrats, election after election. For if we do not, such behavior only ensures our impending demise.

In Liberty,

Mark D. Willis

National Committeeman Maine Republican Party

Dennysville, Maine"

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

What are Iowa and Minnesota

What are Iowa and Minnesota doing in that list?

I'm s little shocked

by Louisiana because those natcom members were Paul backers.

Missouri's new chairman might be a pickup.

Look to Alaska for your extra votes to be nominated, you should have at least 3.

remember the Oregon

Oregon RNC members were co-conspirators, cheaters, and liars who worked with the RNC incumbents to rob Ron Paul of his nomination opportunity last August and will of course continue to support Priebus and the strong arm tactics he employs:

Allen Alley (Chair)
Donna Cain (Committeewoman)
Solomon Yu (Committeeman)

Wasn't Alley just replaced?

Not sure how that went...

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

MO

Trying to see if Ed Martin, newly elected State Chair, from Missouri would entertain sending a nomination.

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

Out with the cheating Priebus.

Not that it's going to matter in the corrupt RNC/GOP anyway.

They'll just get another corrupt "Party-first" Neo-Con rat.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Virginia

Hard to believe Virginia and Morton Blackwell is on the list of Preibus supporters given his stance on what happened at the convention.

Bump

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Vote this up

He must go!!

TONIGHT AT 8:30

Mark Willis, Maine's National Committeeman, who is challenging RNC Chair Reince Priebus, will be interviewed on the nationally syndicated Jerry Doyle Show tonight at 8:30.

For those who do not get that show on the internet, it will be streaming on WRKO, here:

http://player.tritonmedia.com/entercom/WRKOAM

830 EST CST or What

830 EST CST or What

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

Bump!

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Eyes on the Prize

The NOMINATION is everything! We need to reach out to any of the states that are not listed and ask those RNC members to consider nominating mark! we need 1 state with 2 members to lock this up!

http://youtu.be/9sNJGJWcdg8

Back dat Bump up

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I don't respond to emails or pm's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=qo8CmO...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Thank you

very much

Bumpfest!

Bump, bump, bump...get that crook out of office. But the hell out of the crooks that support him.

Bump!

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Argh

Two of my three states have supported Priebus -_- Come on, Texas! Don't let me down!

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Bump to take out our enemies! Get after it.

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