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Ron Paul supporters win partial victory at GOP conventions

Ron Paul supporters win partial victory at GOP conventions
By MIKE LEEmikelee@star-telegram.com
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FORT WORTH -- Ron Paul supporters fought with local Republican leaders Saturday over control of local conventions and may have won the right to push their agenda at the state GOP convention.

Supporters of Paul, a congressman from Surfside who got 4.5 percent of the votes in the presidential primary, tried to overwhelm the senate district-level conventions by sheer numbers. The party regulars, aware that Paul’s supporters won a similar campaign in Missouri, brought in extra troops of their own.

The two largest conventions in Tarrant County were still nominating their delegates at 9 p.m., so it may be days before the full effect is known.

“This is not unique to Dallas-Fort Worth; it’s happening all over the state,” said Stephanie Klick, Tarrant County Republican chairwoman.

Paul’s supporters oppose GOP presidential nominee John McCain and want to push the party toward Paul’s brand of conservatism, including reigning in federal spending, ending the Iraq war and abolishing the federal reserve and other government agencies. Any delegates to the state convention will be required to support McCain, but they could still vote for changes in the state party platform.

Peace broke out early at the Senate District 12 convention.

Convention chairman Tom Quinones worked out a deal to give the Paul camp delegates based on their numbers. Chad Bishop, a Paul delegate, gave a speech seconding Quinones’ nomination, saying the district’s “conservative heritage is not lost on us.”

Quinones said later: “I think the Ron Paul delegates will be well represented on our state delegation list.”

In Senate District 10, Paul supporter Jeremy Blosser challenged longtime Republican organizer Stuart Lane for chairmanship of the convention.

Blosser bristled at Lane’s characterization of Paul’s supporters as “outsiders bent on taking over the party.”

“We are Republicans. I don’t know how you take over something you’re already part of,” he said.

Lane won the election by a 2-to-1 margin, but it took hours to count the votes, and the convention still bogged down with debate over platform changes.

“Did we accomplish something today? We’re here, and we stood up for ourselves,” Blosser said.

MIKE LEE, 817-390-7539

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Al Gore 4 Dems?

I just came across this piece in the uk telegraph. What of this possibility?
This could be good news because the gop will have to put up the best contender and McCain ain't the best by any stretch of the imagination.

'I always think of all you canvassors and precinct leaders and delegates at the front line and caucuses.
Good luck out there &Thank you. You're a gift.

'I always thank of all you canvassors and precinct leaders and delegates who were at the front line and caucuses.
Good luck out there &Thank you. You're a gift.

This was a great article,

This was a great article, however when I went out and bought the paper the headline read "Paul's supporters make inroad at GOP convention" instead of "Ron Paul supporters win partial victory at GOP conventions". God forbid they print Paul and win in the same sentence.

Do not give into evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.

just stay focused!


You All Did Good

You can be proud of yourselves, you all did good.

I have a strong feeling, call it a sixth sense or whatever but something is going to turn the tables in our favor before the convention and we need to be standing in the wings and ready to step in when called upon. Possibly something in Mc Cain past will be revealed, it could be health issues, possibly the fact that he is evidently not a natural American born citizen, a stock market crash, a dollar collaspse, bank closures, possibly his Father-in-laws Mafia connections, his wife winning a no-bid contract for exclusive rights to sell all of the beer at the Phoenix football stadium that he promoted until 2018 or something else, but I just know in my heart of hearts that something is going to turn this election in our favor. I don't believe that God will allow this to continue. The natural principle of cause and effect will also bring this guy down.


FEC complications and there are many
Swiftboated by his fellow prisoners and soldiers

Oh Yeah...... "make fun

Oh Yeah...... "make fun buddy"

This is GREAT.

This is GREAT.

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero