|Ron Paul delegates take over the Minnesota GOP.|
The battle for Constitutional Federalism and Freedom goes on
- In state after state pro-freedom Republicans are taking back their party from the neo-New Dealer copycats.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul swept the board at the Minnesota State convention this past weekend, winning 12 of the 13 delegates to the Republican National Convention and effectively taking complete control of the party in the state.
Congressman Paul would have won all of the open delegate slots, for the fact that the 13th went to former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, only after a Paul supporter withdrew his name from the ballot.
In addition to the delegate victory for Paul, Constitutional Federalist Minnesota state Rep. Kurt Bills, an ardent Paul supporter, soundly defeated the establishment Republican candidate in the race for the Senate.
“This is one of the greatest states that I have witnessed, where I have seen the transition, where the enthusiasm’s there,” Paul said during his speech at the Saturday convention.
The Paul campaign also scored victories in several other states over the weekend. Paul picked up eight voting slots plus one non-voting delegate and 11 alternates in Mitt Romney’s home state of Michigan.
“The rules were rigged against us in Michigan,” Ron Paul campaign spokesman Doug Wead wrote on his blog, “but still we won national delegates.”
Paul supporters also won 2 out of of 14 national delegates in Vermont, with two more considered potential allies, and they won 10 of 14 alternates in the state.
In Virginia district conventions, Paul supporters won 17 of 33 national delegates. The remainder of the state’s 49 delegates, including super delegates, are to be selected at the June 16th state convention.
“Victories in Minnesota and other states demonstrate that Ron Paul supporters possess the adaptability, organizational muscle, and unmatched enthusiasm required to continue winning delegates in upcoming contests,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Manager John Tate. (Infowars.com)
|Constitutional Federalist State Rep. Kurt Bills wins the U.S. Senate candidate endorsement at the Minnesota Republican State Convention. Bills won his party's backing on after receiving strong support from Republican delegates backing Ron Paul. |
"I had somebody ask me, 'are you a Ronald Reagan Republican or a Ron Paul Republican?' And I said 'I'm a Kurt Bills Republican,' " Bills said.
Kurt Bills for U.S. Senate