2012 Nebraska Republican Party Delegate Selection
35 delegates: 23 at-large, 9 CD and 3 automatic

May 15, 2012 primary non-binding, and pretty much irrelevant.  Process started with county conventions June 1-10.

Delegate Filing

Purpose: To qualify for election as a national convention CD or AL delegate or alternate delegate.

Timing5/25/2012: notice of intent deadline.

Process7/9/2012: deadline for delegate and alternate designation of presidential candidate.

Qualifications: Only persons elected as state convention delegates or alternate delegates are eligible to be elected as a national convention CD or AL.

Process: Each candidate for CD or AL delegate or alternate delegate must file for election by mailing a notice of intent to the state party no later than ten days after the primary election (NE Party Constitution, Art. VII, §3(c-d)). Must be postmarked or received by the NE GOP no later than May 25, 2012 (this is called the Notice of Intent form)

All CD and AL candidates must also designate a presidential preference or have designated themselves as uncommitted at least 5 business days prior to the state convention. Delegate and alternate candidates indicate their preference by mailing a notice to the state party headquarters postmarked no later than 5 business days before the state convention (NE Party Constitution, Art. VII, §3(e). Must be postmarked or received no later than July 9, 2012.

Nebraska Republican Party State Convention Agenda

JULY 13-14, 2012

5:30 pm 10:00 pm - Hospitality Suites at the Midtown Holiday Inn and the Riverside Golf Club.

7:00 am 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am Convention begins
12:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Breakout Sessions
4:30 pm Adjournment
following State Central Committee Meeting
5:00 pm 7:00 pm After Party--Deb Fischer for Senate by
Congressman Adrian Smith

Ed. Note.  The Convention drew considerable attention as the "last stand" for Ron Paul supporters.  To have his name placed in nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Paul needed to have majorities in at least 5 state delegations.  He had four (IA, LA, ME and MN).  According to news reports he won 2 of the 35 Nebraska delegates.