April 24, 2012
A few weeks back, when Rick Santorum was arguing that he could power out delegate wins by organizing the little-noticed state conventions and caucuses, I agreed with him. And then Santorum quit.
This left the state delegate pool hot and panting for Romneymentum, right?
Not quite yet. Over the weekend, Minnesota held congressional district conventions. Now, the state’s February caucus — one of the trio of non-binding contests Santorum won early that month — went 45 percent for Santorum, 27 percent for Paul, and only 17 percent for Romney.
The Associated Press and other groups went on toÂ estimate that Santorum would win 17 of Minnesota’s delegates, Paul would win 10, and Romney 6. Wrong. Ron Paul dominated the CD conventions. According to a tweet from RNC committeewoman Pat Anderson, PaulÂ took 20 of the 24 delegates available in the CDs.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:39 am