Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Associated Press
WATERVILLE — A former GOP state committeewoman who was rebuked for challenging the election of Maine's Ron Paul delegates says Paul's supporters have no interest in hearing her side of the story.
FILE - In this Jan 28, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, campaigns at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine. At a raucous GOP state convention that was taken over by Ron Paul forces, supporters of the libertarian-leaning Texas congressman captured 21 of 24 of Maine's delegate seats to the national convention, set for Aug. 27-30. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
The state committee met Saturday in Waterville to approve several resolutions attacking Jan Staples, a long-time GOP activist and member of the national and state rules committees.
Jonathan Pfaff, who helped draft the resolutions, said the votes put the committee on record as saying the state convention elections were run fairly.
But Staples told The Associated Press on Sunday that there were multiple problems at the state convention and that she was obligated to point them out. She said Paul supporters in Maine are fired up but that there's "a lot of passion and not a lot of wisdom."