Ron Paul drama hits convention floor
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TAMPA - Interparty drama surrounding long shot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul came to a head Tuesday at the party’s convention in Tampa, Florida.
The Republican National Committee’s decision to exclude 10 Maine delegates who supported the libertarian-leaning candidate sparked outrage among Paul’s vocal base.
After the party confirmed the decision in the moments before Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s names were submitted for the nomination on the second day of the convention, loud jeers erupted from the convention floor.
Supporters of the Maine delegation, many colorfully dressed and bearing lobster shaped clothes needles on their noses in a sign of protest, began chanting “Seat them now” and “Point of order” in a last-ditch effort to sway the party.
Several of the 10 excluded delegation members were seen exiting the floor in tears, gripping their fellow Ron Paul supporters and decrying the decision. A handful of Romney supporters responded by chanting “Romney-Ryan.”
A good number of supporters then stormed out of the building.
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