Paul supporters fall just short of claiming majority on Maine Republican State Committee
On May 8, 2012 At 11:45 am
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One of the most important items on the agenda at this past weekend’s Maine Republican State Convention was the election of county representatives to the State Committee, the governing body of the party.
In all, 66 seats were up for grabs – each county is guaranteed three, and then additional seats are apportioned by population. Seven counties have have the minimum number (Franklin, Knox, Lincoln, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Waldo and Washington), with another five having just four representatives to the committee (Androscoggin, Aroostook, Hancock, Oxford and Somerset).
The Ron Paul campaign endorsed 43 candidates for the Republican State Committee, and of those, 31 were elected. This falls just short of a clear majority, but certainly is a large enough bloc to wield some power.
The slates from Cumberland (7 of 8), Kennebec (4 of 5) Knox (2 of 3), Lincoln (2 of 3), Penobscot (5 of 6) and Piscataquis (2 of 3) are dominated by Paul supporters. Half of the York contingent (3 of 6) are also Paulians.
New members of note:
Landon St. Peter (Kennebec), the head of the John Birch Society of Maine
Cynthia Rosen, the crazy Tea Party lady
Michelle Anderson, one of the moderators at As Maine Goes
Tyler Washburn, president of the University of Maine College Republicans
Should make June’s meeting of interest.