Sunday, April 20, 2014
Congressman Ron Paul made an unannounced visit to the floor of the Republican National Convention on today, stopping by to visit delegations from Maine and other states where he has vocal supporters.
(Above, Texas Congressman Ron Paul talks with members of Maine's delegation, many wearing Paul hats, on the floor of the convention on Tuesday)
Paul's surprise visit delighted his small but vocal backers in the convention center. Flocked by media and supporters the whole time, Paul greeted delegates as members of the crowd chanted "Ron Paul," "President Paul" and "Seat the delegates."
Brent Tweed, a Paul supporter and chairman of the Maine delegation, told the Texas congressman about plans to attempt to re-seat Paul delegates and alternates who were stripped of their status after a fight with The Romney campaign and GOP officials.
"He said, 'Give it your best shot,'" Tweed said
Open Season is your guide to the 2014 campaign. Our team of political writers has its sights set on Maine’s major elections, from the Blaine House to the U.S. Capitol.
Steve Mistler is covering the 2014 governor's race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.
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Eric Russell is covering Independent Eliot Cutler during the 2014 governor's race. He is a general assignment reporter for the Portland Press Herald.
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Matt Byrne is covering Republican Paul LePage during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport for the Portland Press Herald.
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Randy Billings is covering Democrat Mike Michaud during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Portland City Hall for the Portland Press Herald.
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Kevin Miller is covering Maine's U.S. Senate race and 1st Congressional District race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald.
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On Twitter: @kevinmillerdc
Michael Shepherd is covering Maine's 2nd Congressional District race. He is a news and State House reporter for the Kennebec Journal.
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On Twitter: @mikeshepherdME