Rep. Paul supporters elected to half of Minnesota GOP convention delegationMinnesota News
-- Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) continued to display strong support among Minnesota Republicans as his supporters won more delegate slots at Congressional District conventions held Saturday across the state.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) continued to display strong support among Minnesota Republicans as his Presidential campaign won more delegate slots at Congressional District conventions held Saturday across the state.
Paul's campaign swept all the delegate and alternate slots in Congressional District No. 2, which is the south metro suburbs and CD 4 which is St. Paul, Ramsey County and the east metro. Paul's forces also won two delegate slots each in CD 1, which is southern Minnesota and CD 8 which is northern Minnesota.
All the CD conventions have concluded and Paul has won 20 out of the 24 delegate slots at stake and nearly all of the alternates. Given that the composition of the delegations to the state convention, which is set for May 4-5 in St. Cloud, is similar to that of the CD conventions, there is a very good chance Rep. Paul will come away with the lion's share of delegates from Minnesota.
The state convention will choose a slate of 13 at large delegates for the national convention which is in Tampa Aug. 27-30
The CD conventions also gave endorsements to GOP candidates for the House of Representatives. Incumbents Rep. John Kline and Rep. Chip Cravaack were both endorsed for re-election in CD's 2 and 8 respectively while Dan Flood was endorsed in CD 4. The endorsement contest at the CD 1 convention in Mankato between Allen Quist and state Sen. Mike Parry went 23 ballots and ended up with no endorsement. The convention lasted until early Sunday morning and may reconvene in order to complete the endorsement process.