Monday, September 3, 2012
The Republican Party doesn't want the voice of the people, they want their party supporters to get in line, says Greg O’Connor, a delegate from Inver Grove Heights.
TAMPA, FL -- The Republican National Convention may be over, but Minnesota's delegates sure left an impression. So much so, in fact, that some of those delegates are deeply concerned—in the wake of their continued support of Ron Paul as a nominee, instead of Mitt Romney—that the Republican Party is quietly working to render powerless all future delegates who express independence from the party line. Delegates from Minnesota are saying that some rule changes made last week at the convention will quash grassroots efforts like the one that enabled Paul to win the majority of the Minnesota delegates. Just before the convention started on Monday, a key committee endorsed new rules for 2016 convention that essentially gave the party's …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pawlenty is scheduled to address the Republican National Convention from 9-10 p.m.
South St. Paul son, current Eagan resident and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is scheduled to speak alongside a number of Republican heavyweights at the Republican National Convention this week. Pawlenty is scheduled to give remarks at 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening. The full speaking and presentation schedule is below: 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Patch's panel of Twin Cities area Republicans are divided over the GOP delegation's decision to hand the majority of its votes to Ron Paul at the party's national convention.
A snap Red Twin Cities poll conducted by Patch in the wake of the Minnesota delegation's announcement to give the majority of its delegates to Ron Paul shows the state's leaders are divided by the Paul candidacy. UPDATE: Read the complete story on the Minnesota delegation's decision While more than 80 percent–33 out of 40–of Minnesota's delegates are behind the Paul candidacy, only 55 percent of the 29 responses Patch received showed support for that decision. "He's not our endorsed candidate," said one of the pollsters. Nearly 21 percent disagreed strongly with the idea to give delegates to Ron Paul. About 14 percent were somewhat disagreeable to the notion. Lake Minnetonka Patch contributor and Excelsior Republican Marianne Stebbins…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Inver Grove Heights blogger Don Lee wrote this reaction to the news that Minnesota Republicans plan to support Ron Paul at the upcoming Republican National Convention.
Dear Editor, Ron Paul has been a tremendous force to bring the young and the freedom-loving into the Republican party. He has done this by pushing important issues, like economic freedom, sound money, and federalism. He has suspended his campaign, but the issues that drove his campaign are still powerful motivators, because our opponents are pushing very hard in the opposite direction. Ron Paul knows that he will not win the GOP nomination this year, and so do the young enthusiastic activists that have won those delegate slots. Their issues are no less important, though, and the current President is largely hostile to their agenda. They rightly want to ensure that their views are aired at the convention. Ron Paul ran this year as a …