Houston Chronicle 
Aug 28, 2012
There’s a heavy price to be paid if you’re a Ron Paul support in Mitt Romney’s city.
For one thing, you get a seat on the fringes of the convention arena.
How far from the podium are Paul-dominated delegations sitting?
Let’s put it this way. Delegates from U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas Islands get better seats than Ron Paul’s supporters.
The Marianas entourage managed to wangle some really good seats — next to the Michigan delegation (Mitt Romney’s native state).
According to a convention seating chart obtained by POLITICO , “the delegations from Nevada, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota and Oklahoma all located on the outer fringe of the convention floor. Each are states with significant Paul followings.”