Former Paul Backers Thwarted Again in IowaSubmitted by Allegory on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 15:25
They took over the entire leadership apparatus of Republican Party of Iowa and its State Central Committee, but former Ron Paul backers are finding victories much more difficult to attain in GOP county central committees. “Liberty” candidates were defeated on Tuesday night in chairman races for two of the state’s most significant county parties: Polk and Scott.
Will Rogers bested former Iowa Senate candidate David Edwards, 93-45, in Polk County. Non-Paul backers won the other three officer seats as well, all by acclamation. Chad Brown was elected co-chair, Joe Heuertz is the new secretary and Cheryl Weisheit was named treasurer.
Edwards had the backing and organizational help of the Liberty Iowa PAC. They even use his photo on their website as a tool to recruit local activists. An email sent to the “liberty” wing of the Polk GOP last week stressed the importance of electing David Edwards and claimed they had the numbers on their side if everyone showed up for the meeting.