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Ron Paul leading in local GOP [Greene] caucus battle
|Last Edited||Miro Mar 17, 2012 06:54pm|
|News Date||Sunday, March 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul came out on top Saturday after a long and contentious Greene County Republican caucus meeting. |
More than 1,000 people showed up at the county caucus, which is the first step of a multi-step process to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention and pick a presidential nominee. Saturday’s caucuses were marked by a series of contentious debates over procedure as attendees attempted to pick their delegates.
The participants opted to send a coalition consisting of 111 delegates backing Paul and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to both the 7th Congressional District convention on April 21 and the state Republican convention on June 2.
The delegate slate was approved after more than seven hours of political wrangling between the Romney-Paul group and people backing former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The Santorum and Gingrich camps formed a second delegate ticket that was narrowly voted down.