By NBC’s Anthony Terrell
Ron Paul’s third campaign for president may not lead to the Texas Congressman being nominated at the Republican Convention in Tampa this August — notwithstanding a lawsuit filed by supporters in attempt to make that happen — but, from Maine to Alaska, the “Paul Revolution” has swept state Republican parties.
Out of the national spotlight, Paul activists have mastered obscure local party rules to win key positions of power at state conventions, infiltrating the Republican establishment across the country, including in the key swing states of Iowa and Nevada.
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In Massachusetts, they even beat out many prominent pro-Mitt Romney supporters to win spots as Romney delegates. They are informally bound by party rules to vote for Romney still, but the open secret in both parties, is no one is really bound – one of the issues at the heart of the Paul supporters’ lawsuit against the national party.
- Ron Paul Exposes the False Left/Right Paradigm (musicians4freedom.com)
- Ron Paul Wins Iowa, Long After Mitt Romney and then Rick Santorum Supposedly Did (reason.com)
- Can Ron Paul Win it All? (middlebrickroad.com)
- Ron Paul Revolution: Could complete biggest upset in GOP history? (examiner.com)
- Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, and the Future of the Ron Paul Revolution (reason.com)
- RNC calls ‘frivolous’ lawsuit by Ron Paul supporters (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Ron Paul: ‘No way’ on being ready to endorse Romney (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- The GOP Has Finally Agreed To Let Ron Paul Fans Host Their Huge Convention Festival (businessinsider.com)
- Yeah, I voted for Ron Paul. I voted for him three times and I’m damn glad I did (capitolhillblue.com)
- Rand Paul Endorsed Mitt Romney – And Ron Paul Supporters Are Totally Pissed (businessinsider.com)