Wins Minnesota and Carries Delegates in Multiple Other States
Gains in Michigan, Minnesota, Vermont and
Virginia affirm delegate-attainment strategy
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Supporters
of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul have propelled him
to an historic win in Minnesota this weekend, with delegate gains
having occurred in multiple other states as well. The recent
achievements affirm Paul’s delegate-attainment strategy, and support
the notion that he and his platform will be featured prominently at the
Republican National Convention in Tampa this August.
In Minnesota, Paul organizers won a decisive 12 of 13 delegates to the
RNC at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, wrapping up the
North Star State’s two-tier nominating contest. Earlier this
Paul supporters won 20 of 24 delegates at district conventions.
all, the Paul camp has swept the state of Minnesota winning 32 of the
state’s 40 national delegates.
In addition to Paul’s consequential victory in Minnesota, Paul
organizers won delegates in Mitt Romney’s home state of Michigan.
There, Paul supporters estimate that they have won eight voting slots
plus one non-voting delegate and 11 alternates. Of the 14
Congressional District voting contests held this weekend, Paul
organizers won RNC delegates in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 9th
Districts, denying Detroit-born Romney a clean sweep of his home
state. The Michigan victory occurred despite a heavy Romney
presence promoting a win for the establishment pick and presumptive
At the Vermont Republican State Convention this weekend, Ron Paul
supporters won two of 14 national delegates, with two more considered
potential allies, and they won 10 of 14 alternates. In all,
has 17 delegates including super delegates.
Finally in Virginia, 11 district conventions have been taking place in
recent weeks and have ended this weekend. In those contests Ron
supporters won 17 of 33 national delegates selected, with the remainder
of the state’s 49 delegates including super delegates to be selected at
the June 16th
state convention. Also in Virginia, Paul supporters elected a
Republican Congressional District Chair in the Third District, over a
dozen liberty-oriented Republican State Central Committee Members five
of whom are Ron Paul supporters, dozens of Republican county and city
committee chairs, and hundreds of county and city committee members.
“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.
“We’re also pleased to see Ron Paul supporters engaged in
party-building to broaden the activist and voting base that will
advance Republican majorities for many years to come,” added Mr. Tate.