Minnesota held their state GOP convention this weekend and things couldn’t have gone better for Ron Paul. A Minnesota Ron Paul delegate said, “We just got Paul 12 out of 13 delegates from or state convention and we got him 20 out of 24 delegates at our CD conventions.”
The 13th went to former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann — and only after a Paul supporter dropped out to let her have that spot.
All 13 of the alternate delegates elected are Ron Paul supporters!
A writer at the Star Tribune wrote, “In Minnesota, more than almost any other state, Paul forces have completed a historic party takeover. They proved their might Saturday, but also firmly established Minnesota as a remote GOP outpost nationally. …After years of quiet, relentless organizing, followers of libertarian-leaning GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul have exploded inside the Minnesota Republican Party, becoming its most potent army. …Now state GOP activists will march to the national convention firmly backing Paul rather than presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.”
Paul was also a keynote speaker at the Minnesota Convention.
“This is one of the greatest states that I have witnessed, where I have seen the transition, where the enthusiasm’s there…” Ron Paul
And if the near delegate sweep isn’t enough good news, Minnesota also endorsed, Ron Paul backed, Kurt Bills for the US Senate. He will face Amy Klobachur in the general election in November.
Here is what Ron Paul had to say
“Just moments ago, at the Minnesota State Convention, one of “our own” – Kurt Bills – won the support of the Minnesota Republican Party in his bid for the U.S. Senate!
“That’s truly great news. But it means our work is just beginning! So won’t you please act right now to make sure Kurt’s campaign hits the ground running by making a generous contribution to his campaign? I hope you will.”
On a similar note, it is reported that Paul gained at least 8 delegates and 10 alternates in Michigan over the weekend.