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Drama Continuing into Evening at Maine Republican State Convention…

Posted on May 5, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

…So let’s pick up, where last we left off!

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
He’s ready for a #yrnf convention! RT @DSorensenME: Had to bring a gin & tonic to my county caucus.

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@cdixon25 What’s the #MEGOPConvo latest?

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke We’re in counties right now electing officers. #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Tabulating the votes for national delegates will “take some time” and that the result will be posted “on the internet” later #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Hopefully they will send me the results or the link #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@DirigoBlue Who is in charge of tabulating the votes for national delegates? Include representatives of the candidates? #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
That’s a wrap for me for the day Back again tomorrow for more fun at the #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@ASFried County chairs and two election clerks (if you will) then turn ballots to convention chair #mepolitics

sailing ‏ @usernamenuse
@cdixon25 First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they cheat, then you win #RonPaul2012 #nvgop #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
12 hours ago now, I was freezing at dawn with a bunch of #RonPaul supporters outside the civic center. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
National delegate voting is FINALLY happening in Androscoggin County. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Rockin’ the #megop convention with @varsityplayer30. #RonPaul people follow her! 🙂 #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@varsityplayer30 The world is run by the people who are wiling to stay until the end of the meeting. #mepolitics #megop

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Cumb cty caucus well run despite fact held in bleachers of civ ctr (very hard to hear the chair) – still waiting for natl balots #megop

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
“Tweets from the Maine GOP convention” http://sfy.co/u5O #storify #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Voting was supposed to start a while ago, still hasn’t. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
The #megop convention was supposed to be over hours ago. This is dragging. #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Oh my. @davidheidrich: Some county caucuses refusing to vote for national conv. delegates with new ballots. Oxford has adjourned #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney individual just told Androscoggin County that their votes would be counted as first voted. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
But Androscoggin County hasn’t voted yet. #MittRomney campaign is trying to railroad this vote. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
There is a lot of confusion and a lack of clarity. Nobody really knows what’s going on. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#Megop should be ashamed of themselves. #MittRomney is trying to get Ks using spitballs. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
I’ve said it once, say it again. For such a done deal, #MittRomney is fighting very hard today to stop #RonPaul. #mepolitics #megop

Vera Francis ‏ @schoodic
@Citizensnews #MSP doesn’t cut the mustard, inid!

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Don’t you mean #MSG? @schoodic: @Citizensnews #MSP doesn’t cut the mustard, inid! #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Still no national delegate vote. We’ve been told after we vote, go home. No report on when we know results. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
A major shout out to the #Maine #RonPaul campaign team here. We couldn’t do it without them. They’ve been great! #mepolitics #megop

Vera Francis ‏ @schoodic

@Citizensnews Ah-yuh!

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Poor old Washington @davidheidrich: .@ASFried Delegates claiming voter disenfranchisement…+Aroostook and Washington to Oxford. #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@cdixon25 Are Ron Paul folks involved in overseeing the delegate count? #mepolitics

News 13 ‏ @WGME
Ron Paul campaign claims victories at Maine GOP Convention: Ron Paul supporters were elected as Chairman and Sec… http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories/stories/wgme_vid_11763.shtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Cumb cty caucus still in session – still waiting for ballots to vote for natl convo dels. York cty in same boat.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@ASFried Both #RonPaul and #MittRomney campaigns are overseeing everything. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
We finally voted on national delegates, still no indication on when we’ll know results. Standing by. #mepolitics #megop

sailing ‏ @usernamenuse
@cdixon25 @JakeHForLiberty #RonPaul is for #ruleoflaw #MItt for ‘whatever it takes’ I guess.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
We’re being told it’s good to leave. Count is finished. No word on results. #megop #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Cumb cty finally gets ballots at 7:40 pm for vote scheduled at 2:00 pm.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@cdixon25 I’m back at the World Headquarters awaiting the results #mepolitics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
I had a run in with a Romney lawyer. His unreasonable demands for delegate verification are setting up challenge in Tampa #MEGOPConvo

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt

Wait… when is Mitt Romney’s bro speaking? #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@Lizzy_Reinholt @DirigoBlue Great question; haven’t heard a peep about that #mepolitics #megopconvo

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: Drama Continuing into Evening at Maine Republican State Convention… http://tinyurl.com/7oxqyko #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
At least one county is still voting on national delegates. #megop #mepolitics

Charlie Missy ‏ @Charlie_Missy
#FF @cdixon25 for MAINE GOP convention #megop #RonPaul ….awaiting results.

Susan Cover ‏ @smcover
Open Season: What will Day 2 of GOP convention bring? http://www.pressherald.com/blogs/open_season

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
National committeepeople were not elected today, will be tomorrow. The schedule is all messed up. #mepolitics #megop

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
Great to see @smcover and @stevemistler at the #megop convention today!

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@andiparkinson2 @Lizzy_Reinholt The dinner at which Brother of Mittens was to speak was to start at 7:30 Have no idea when it actually did

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@cdixon25 What candidate(s) do you like for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Olympia Snowe? #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@andiparkinson2 @Lizzy_Reinholt Cash bar was onsite when I left so it ought to be an interesting evening

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@ASFried I’ve been a Scott D’Amboise supporter for a couple years now. #mepolitics #megop


Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25

York County still voting. #mepolitics #megop

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
@JWFoss Back at ‘ya!

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Long night. @varsityplayer30 and I are still hanging around. #RonPaul #mepolitics #megop

Susan Cover ‏ @smcover
@JWFoss fun day. See you tomorrow!

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@cdixon25 @varsityplayer30 Thanks for hanging in there #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@cdixon25 Seems to me that the Republican Senate candidates exemplify the range within the party, pretty much. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@ASFried There’s certainly candidates from all ends of the spectrum. It will be a very interesting primary vote. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Somebody give me an update on the #Yankees game! How’s it looking?! #MLB

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@cdixon25 It hasn’t been clear to me who’s the most like Olympia Snowe. #mepolitics

April ‏ @WYApril
NEVADA GOP CONVENTION: REAL PAUL SLATE NEXT TO FAKE PAUL SLATE put out by Romney, Please RT!

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@ASFried That’s a tough bill to copy. Snowe is a unique politician. #megop #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@cdixon25 Bottom of the 5th, down 0-2 to the Royals http://atmlb.com/IMsneB Least I can do to thank you for such great posts today! #mlb

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
@cdixon25 – is Scott Romney still speaking at the convention or was he cut from the agenda?

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Kudos to @andiparkinson2 for a great job assembling tweets from today’s #MEGOPConvo in 3 coherent threads http://bit.ly/J5JjKt #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@Lizzy_Reinholt Scott Romney is speaking now. #megop #mepolitics

(Note: Romney is speaking at 9:15pm, hours later than originally scheduled to address the Maine GOP.)

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@DirigoBlue Aw shucks… you’re welcome and thanks for all of your hard work! What time does the fun begin tomorrow? #mepolitics #megopconvo

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
@cdixon25 thanks. #megop #mepolitics

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Saturday Maine GOP Convention Tweets: The Afternoon Edition

Posted on May 5, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Continuing onward into the afternoon! A collection of pictures, news links and observations from those in attendance at the 2012 Maine Republican Party State Convention in Augusta.

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Can Charlie? @DirigoDuke: For all takeover talk, success of Paulites at #MEGOPConvo perceptional? Chair can’t affect delegate vote, can he?

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Not many #MittRomney supporters tweeting #mepolitics today.

Susan Young ‏ @SusanYoungBDN
As predicted, Ron Paul backers take over Maine GOP convention – http://bangordailynews.com/2012/05/05/politics/as-predicted-ron-paul-backers-take-over-maine-gop-convention/

The Raw Story ‏ @RawStory
Ron Paul supporters hope to hijack Maine GOP Convention this weekend

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
No one seems to know exactly what’s going to happen here now at Maine GOP convention. Sen. Susan Collins still scheduled to speak soon.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Matt_McDonald_ says his tweet announcing Tweed victory has been retweeted more than10,000 times Explains need for extra server #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Calling the Maine GOP convention back to order right now. #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Not me personally. Chairman Webster is doing that. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to suspend rules on the floor. #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Motion for paper ballots fails Webster still acting as chair of Convo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to suspend rules fails. #megop #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS

Keep in mind, motion to suspend th rules is how the TP platform got passed in Maine (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
In deference to @SenRonCollins Webster says she will deliver her speech before other agenda items #mepolitics

Peggy Schaffer ‏ @Peggyschaffer
@DirigoBlue SenRonCollins? #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Convo back – recessed to hear speech from US Sen Collins. Unclear what will happen when Convo gets back to business #mepolitics #megop

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins takes the stage at Maine GOP convention #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Collins soon to be Maine’s senior senator once Sen. Olympia Snowe steps down. Collins acknowledges Snowe right off the bat. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collins begins remarks with hagiography of @SenatorSnowe #mepolitics
Continuing onward into the afternoon! A collection of news links and observations from those in attendance at the 2012 Maine Republican Party State Convention in Augusta.

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Can Charlie? @DirigoDuke: For all takeover talk, success of Paulites at #MEGOPConvo perceptional? Chair can’t affect delegate vote, can he?

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Not many #MittRomney supporters tweeting #mepolitics today.

Susan Young ‏ @SusanYoungBDN
As predicted, Ron Paul backers take over Maine GOP convention – http://bangordailynews.com/2012/05/05/politics/as-predicted-ron-paul-backers-take-over-maine-gop-convention/

The Raw Story ‏ @RawStory
Ron Paul supporters hope to hijack Maine GOP Convention this weekend

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
No one seems to know exactly what’s going to happen here now at Maine GOP convention. Sen. Susan Collins still scheduled to speak soon.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Matt_McDonald_ says his tweet announcing Tweed victory has been retweeted more than10,000 times Explains need for extra server #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Calling the Maine GOP convention back to order right now. #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Not me personally. Chairman Webster is doing that. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to suspend rules on the floor. #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Motion for paper ballots fails Webster still acting as chair of Convo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to suspend rules fails. #megop #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS

Keep in mind, motion to suspend th rules is how the TP platform got passed in Maine (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
In deference to @SenRonCollins Webster says she will deliver her speech before other agenda items #mepolitics

Peggy Schaffer ‏ @Peggyschaffer
@DirigoBlue SenRonCollins? #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Convo back – recessed to hear speech from US Sen Collins. Unclear what will happen when Convo gets back to business #mepolitics #megop

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins takes the stage at Maine GOP convention #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Susan Collins praising Olympia Snowe! Ohhh, my favorite part of the day! #mepolitics #megop

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
Sen. Collins has taken podium. She is thanking Snowe for service. They had to go off agenda so that she could speak at her scheduled time.

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Sen. Susan Collins at the podium at Me GOP convention; thanking Sen Snowe for her service

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
.@SenatorCollins addresses the #megop convention: http://twitter.com/JWFoss/status/198832378561568768/photo/1

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
Susan Collins (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Voting for the #PatriotAct brings dignity to #Maine apparently. Just ask Susan Collins. #mepolitics #megop

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Good for private sector @cdixon25: Voting for the #PatriotAct brings dignity to #Maine apparently. Just ask Susan Collins #mepolitics #megop

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Look closely and you may be able to see @SenatorCollins at podium at ME GOP Convo.
http://yfrog.com/g0frbfvj

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Collins says Me is being guided by Republican values; says what Gov LePage and GOP Leaders have achieved is nothing short of remarkable

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
Collins NOT Neocon. Educate yourself. Collins/Snowe vote in lockstep. (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@DirigoBlue Extra server need a real thing? I thought @ronzio was joking.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collins quotes headline post 2010 election “Maine turns red overnight” One wag thought she meant “Not communist overnight” #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collins “President Obama has utterly failed to lead” #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Collins says Pres Obama has utterly failed to lead

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collins “I can’t wait to have GOP president in White House. What a diff that will make” #mepolitics Are there more countries to invade?

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Potatoes @senatorcollins lol #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collins now on FDA effort to limit servings of potatoes in school lunches “I was successful in applying a little common sense #mepolitics

Anthony Ronzio ‏ @Ronzio
@DirigoDuke @dirigoblue I was totally joking.

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
John Mohr: its Maine, we grow potatos here. DUH (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collis says no more recess appointments #mepolitics Says nothing about her colleagues not allowing votes on over 100 Obama nominees

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
President needs to respect co-equal branches of government @senatorcollins #mepolitics #wordsfollowinaction

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Collins: we need pres and Congress that will replace Obamacare #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Saturday Morning ME GOP Convention Tweets

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collins “Democrats think everyday is April 15th” #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Every day is 4th July R’s. Every day April 15th D’s @senatorcollins #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Ronzio @DirigoDuke You got me!

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Peggyschaffer Sorry – tweeting fast @SenatorCollins #mepolitics THanks

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
A fake liberty slate is going around. Either #MittRomney or #megop is now playing dirty. #mepolitics #RonPaul

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Collins done – Webster is still acting as chair of convention #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Collins finishes 20-minute speech at Maine GOP convention. Check out BDN soon for a story on her remarks. #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS

NOT Tweed. Webster still acting as chair. (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
In response to #MittRomney campaign motion, numbers of credentialed delegates who have checked in is being revealed. #megop #mepolitics

Maine Breaking News ‏ @bangordailynews
Sen. Collins addresses Maine GOP convention, says state needs to stay red http://bdn.to/dynt #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
For anyone, like me, not knowing what a fake liberty slate @cdixon25 claims is being handed out at convo: http://bit.ly/ILXNSf #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@Citizensnews Slate of candidates supposedly endorsed by the #RonPaul campaign. They’re playing dirty. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
TWO fake liberty slates are now out. One is near identical to the real deal. #MittRomney or #megop is playing dirty. #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
kerry7: go with scarface, at least you have a little friend. No friends in th GOP (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Here’s story on Collins’ remarks at Maine GOP convention: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/05/05/politics/sen-collins-addresses-maine-gop-convention-says-state-needs-to-stay-red/ #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
.@cdixon25 Can you get a hold of a fake liberty slte and post it to twitter? #mepolitics

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
The #MaineGOP2012 Convention is on pause because the Romney folks are challenging the chairman vote. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
If I were a betting man, #MittRomney is really scared that #RonPaul could seriously be winning. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
National delegate time! Here we go, #RonPaul faithful. This is it! #megop #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Nominations to Republican National Convention being made now at #megop convention. #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
RT @faheyfan: Eric Brakey nominates @ronpaul slate #megop convention #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Nomination of at large delegates to national convention underway #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Paul supporters officially in control of ME GOP Convo. Tweed now chairing. Taking noms from floor for natl convo dels.

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Iran @DirigoBlue: Collins “I can’t wait to have GOP prez in W.H. What a diff that will make” #mepolitics Are there more countries to invade?

Collins Watch ‏ @CollinsWatch
Collins: “I stand with…you as a committed supporter of…GOP candidates at every level of government” http://bit.ly/JTWxsP #mepolitics

(At this point, Twitter was over capacity and down for roughly 15-20 minutes.)

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
@sarahdelage hope you brought snacks…and a sleeping bag.

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
@BobHiggins_PDS I failed on BOTH counts. #politicalpreparationFAIL

Collins Watch ‏ @CollinsWatch
Collins doubles down: “We need POTUS & Congress that’ll set to work immediately next January to repeal & replace Obamacare” #wow #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
Now-ish. “@PatCallaghan6: @sarahdelage @SusanSharon1 How soon should we start viewing this as a hostage situation??”

Susan Cover ‏ @smcover
Convention back underway. Brent Tweed, Paul supporter, presiding as chairman. Delegate nominations now.

Collins Watch ‏ @CollinsWatch
Collins: “Obamacare has more negative side effects than those medications you see advertised on TV.” Tell it to the uninsured #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Premium care @CollinsWatch: Collins:”need POTUS &Congress thatll set to work immediately next Jan to repeal & replace Obamacare” #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
On the record Dan Billings said the Governor’s office has NOTHING to do with how the State Party works #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
There are a lot of microphones w/a lot of ppl waiting to use them. @OccupyMaine I think they could use your mic check system right abt now.

Collins Watch ‏ @CollinsWatch
Whadda I know. But seems to me that politics of Obamacare may be very different when Collins is up in 2014 than they are today.

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
.@CollinsWatch I’m not sure if Maine’s 2 Senators realize implications of Balanced Budget Amendment. No more bringing home bacon #mepolitics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Seems like a filibuster by Romney folks with incessant nominations from the floor for delegate. #MaineGOP2012 #maineGOP #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
RT @Siobhanleslie: @Citizensnews @cdixon25 #mepolitics There have been THREE fake slates going around Maine. Craziness.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
It was moved that the chair be removed and replaced by Ann Robinson – she declines #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney campaign tried to replace Brent Tweed as chair. Nominee withdrew, motion dead. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Fake #RonPaul slates dead, multiple people on them withdrew. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
An ugly nomination process just closed. We’re moving forward! #megop #mepolitics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Nominations finally closed #maineGOP #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
For somebody who has this in the bag, the #MittRomney campaign is pissed and looking extremely desperate. #megop #mepolitics

PressHerald ‏ @PressHerald
UPDATED: Ron Paul supporters officially take over Maine’s GOP convention http://tinyurl.com/7cnrvs6 #MEpolitics #Romney #RonPaul

Josh Putnam ‏ @FHQ
.@chucktodd Situation for Romney in Maine is seemingly no better. #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Mendros now introducing Patrick Calder candidate for #ME01

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Congressional candidate speeches while delegate ballots are prepared. #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
National delegate ballot now being prepared Tweed moving things along asks congressional candidates to speak to fill time #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Calder “Would you trust Congress w/your life?” NO! “Would you trust Chellie Pingree w/your life?” NO! #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
“@aaronprill Ironic Paul voters can’t think for themselves, need people w placards to tell them how to vote” // Interesting What’s going on?

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Capitol Ticker: Convention update: Delayed proceedings could have impact on GOP congressional candidates: #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Just met @aaronprill Thanks for introducing yourself! #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
“@cdixon25: Fake #RonPaul slates dead, multiple people on them withdrew. #mepolitics #megop” // Please explain the “fake” slates.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue

Calder “Our Constitution is what it says it is – no more, no less” #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Calder takes swing at Courtney “I’m not doing this because I’m termed out of office” #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Calder makes first mention of Ronald Reagan that I recall #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS

These are congressional candidates taking on Chellie Pingree. DELEGATES TOMORROW (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@SenJonCourtney now addressing the crowd touting work in #meleg compared to D.C. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Courtney says Pingree did not stand up to Obama as he proposed cuts to LIHEAP “Did she have to turn down her thermostat?” #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Courtney Did Pingree support #KeystoneXL pipeline? #mepolitics Courtney sponsored resolution asking Obama to approve it

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Standing up in support of @SenJonCourtney are Hello Kitty and Clifford the Big Red Dog #mepolitics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Poor Courtney. Very ill at ease at the podium. #MEGOPConvo

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Spkr Nutting introducing @SenKevinRaye #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Saturday Maine GOP Convention Tweets: The Afternoon Edition http://www.dirigoblue.com/2012/05/saturday-maine-gop-convention-tweets-the-afternoon-edition #mepolitics #megopconvo

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
What’s happening at the ME GOP convention grows out of caucus mess. Read what I wrote back then. http://pollways.bangordailynews.com/2012/02/18/national/why-and-how-the-maine-caucus-mess-matters/ #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Raye contrasts himself w/ @RepMikeMichaud without mentioning his name “Our Congressman” #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Raye sounds desperate and shrill #mepolitics #megopconvo

Henry Beck ‏ @HenryBeckMaine
@DirigoBlue I oppose cuts to LIHEAP too but why is it completely OK for gov 2 help heat homes but not help pay for healthcare- thats the ?

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Raye gives a good speech. #MEGOPConvo

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
For those keeping score at #MEGOPConvo it’s Reagan – 1 Hitler – 1 #mepolitics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Blaine has improved his speaking skill. #MEGOPConvo

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
Perception a matter of perspective – “@andiparkinson2: Raye sounds desperate and shrill” “@rklindell: Raye gives a good speech” #MEGOPConvo

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke #MittRomney campaign attempted to divide #RonPaul vote by circulating fake delegate slates. #megop #mepolitics

PGarrity ‏ @PGarrityCom
@aaronprill @sarahprill All the best with this “event” – more important than any political event or party #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Invoking Joshua Chamberlain & Maine 20th Richardson says he’s ready to go to Washington and take our country back #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Blaine Richardson chose better music than Kevin Raye. Just sayin. #megop #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
Media is there, I know 4 reporters there, and I’m watching from home (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
WMTW WCSH BANGOR DAILY NEWS DIRIGOBLUE (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
and Maine has 24 delegated to the nationals (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: Saturday Maine GOP Convention Tweets: The Afternoon Edition http://bit.ly/LhmBCn #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@cdixon25 Listening to #megopconvo music like hearing a Chevy truck commercial #jingobellsjingobells #mepolitics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
More mass confusion as delegate ballots are passed out #MEGOPConvo

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Does what’s happened so far at ME GOP convention have implications for U.S. Senate primary? Your thoughts, please. #mepolitics #megop

WABI_TV5 ‏ @WABI_TV5
Republican Convention Underway in Augusta http://www.wabi.tv/news/29859/republican-convention-underway-in-augusta

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
We are at a standstill at Me GOP convention as someone questions why there are more ballots than eligible delegates to vote #me politics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Discuss: Worst pol music choice ever. I say Clinton’s Fleetwood Mac “Don’t Stop”. GAH; hate that song to this DAY #mepolitics #megopconvo

Troy R. Bennett ‏ @Troy_R_Bennett
Kevin Raye also uses arch liberal J. C. Mellencamp theme song. #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
.@ASFried #mesen candidates would be foolish if want part of energetic R vote not to speak some of the @RepRonPaul talk & walk. #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Seems can track @Blaine4Congress vs Raye to Tea Party vs R Establishment. What about Sen candidates? How track to Romney v Paul? #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
balloting postponement. (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
#MEGOPConvo chair proposes voting on national delegates be postponed until Sun at 9:30 #mepolitics Webster objects – many in church

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Problems with ballots at Me GOP convention means voting for delegates to natl convention may have to be postponed til tomorrow

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Floor fight underway at Me GOP convention over delaying voting til tomorrow #me politics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Serious ballot snafu delays vote for delegates. #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Vote to delay until tomorrow fails #me politics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
1st round of votes for natl dels thown out for ballot insecurity. Convo at a stalemate. Dels getting frustrated. #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Motion to move nat’l delegate vote to Sun fails #mepolitics Unclear how they will hold vote today if it will take hours to print ballots

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Had a nice chat with Scott Fish and his wife Claudia #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@rklindell What is the snafu?

NancyEH ‏ @NancyEH
Has anyone told @themainewire there’s the #MEGOP convention going on? #MEpolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
Adele Hansen: from Augusta to Aroostook Cty is like a 5 hour drive (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
Based on tweets, it could be argued that SNAFU is the SN at today’s #MEGOPConvo

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
It was a real fight to simply move #MEGOPConvo to Sat-Sun from Fri-Sat to move delegate vote to Sun at 9:30 was non-starter #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Amen @andiparkinson2: Worst pol music. Clinton’s Fleetwood Mac “Don’t Stop”. GAH; hate that song to this DAY #mepolitics #megopconvo

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Nowt from @matthewgagnon or @ldutson @NancyEH: Has anyone told @themainewire there’s the #MEGOP convention going on? #MEpolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
this is like watching someone pointillist paint a train wreck (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Cumberland County delegation seems to be sabotaging delegate vote. Preparing for a credential fight in Tampa. #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@Citizensnews @andiparkinson2 This year it looks like the Dem pres nominee will be playing Springsteen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHPx3RghAKw #mepolitics

ME PoliticsinStereo ‏ @MEnStereo
Saturday Maine GOP Convention Tweets: The Afternoon Edition

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Print copies of the @themainewire are available for anyone to take home I did see @ldutson and @samadolphsen outside earlier #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@ASFried @Citizensnews The perpetual smart*ss in me was hoping for “Born in the USA” re: Springsteen/ @BarackObama theme link #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
This is a total mess. Pure chaos. We’re going to be here a while. #mepolitics #megop

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
@DirigoDuke someone took more ballots than authorized #MEGOPConvo

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
@stavrosmendros moves that we break into county caucuses and vote for delegates there. #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
channel is offline. this is from earlier (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Dels to cty convos. Still no vote on natl dels at me Gop Congo. #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
LibertyForever: since the RP folks are in charge of the ballots? (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
A lot is going on, #RonPaul supporters. We’re keeping the faith though. We WILL win this for you! #mepolitics #megop

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Saturday Morning ME GOP Convention Tweets

Posted on May 5, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A collection of various pictures, news stories and observations from the Augusta Civic Center, home of the 2012 Maine Republican Party State Convention.

(From 5/04/12)

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
http://bit.ly/IBFgXW Charlie asks #megop delegates arrive 8:15 bcause he fears Ron Paul takeover #mepolitics As if Paul people will sleep in

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
MT @CollinsWatch: MT @David_Sharp_AP Paul supporters takeover:http://bo.st/JxT3dr /Odd to make democracy like a hostage crisis#mepolitics

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
I am calling #Maine for #RonPaul right now. The #MaineGOP cannot even imagine what is coming tomorrow. #RonPaul #R3volition#Tsunami

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
@Citizensnews @DirigoBlue Ron Paul will walk away Maine with 15 out of 24 National Delegates.

Pat Callaghan ‏ @PatCallaghan6
Ron Paul team looks for strong showing at ME GOP conventionhttp://on.wcsh6.com/JJfnoZ Could Paul himself make an appearance?#MEPolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Maine GOP Head Warns Against Ron Paulianshttp://www.lewrockwell.com/politicaltheatre/2012/05/maine-gop-head-warns-against-ron-paulians/ #RonPaul #mepolitics #megop

Scott Thistle ‏ @thisdog
Is Maine GOP convention live streaming? #mepolitics linkage? who’s there in a.m.?

(From Saturday, 5/05/12)

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Giant line to get into the convention. Got here at 6:30 and this crowd was already here. http://yfrog.com/h23tuqoj

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
#megop convention (@ Augusta Civic Center)

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2

@BruceBourgoine Ron Paul supporters told be there by 5-6am. Civic Center must be madhouse by now #mepolitics #megop

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
Signs of the #megop convention: https://twitter.com/#!/JWFoss/status/198529907368792064/photo/1

Dan Demeritt ‏ @DemerittDan
Megop line. https://twitter.com/#!/DemerittDan/status/198750418346582016/photo/1

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
is at the #MEGOPConvo camera set up Was told 1000 delegates waiting in line to check at 6:00 AM Still a long line outside #mepolitics

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
This pic doesn’t do justice to the line into the Me GOP state convention, but here it is. #mepolitics https://twitter.com/#!/stevemistler/status/198751765678665728/photo/1

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@stevemistler Get camera crew up to Wal-Mart parking lot; great view of Civic Center to lights. Sunday front page shot? #megop #mepolitics

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Ron Paul supporters handing out informational packets to supporters, including stickers for the ballot. #mepolitics https://twitter.com/#!/stevemistler/status/198756458987397120/photo/1

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue

MaineWire handing out free copies of print version Smart move#MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Line of delegates still +300 yards long Start of #MEGOPConvo delayed D’Amboise & Schneider working the line Hello Kitty too #mepolitics

KJ_Online ‏ @KJ_Online
Thousands pour in to GOP convention in Augusta: http://www.kjonline.com/news/Thousands-pour-in-to-GOP-convention.html

Susan Cover ‏ @smcover
GOP convention to start late. Long lines outside Augusta Civic Center.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke @stevemistler @DirigoBlue Hard to tell, they’re still letting people in. Convention is 35 min late. #mepolitics #megop .

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
.@PressHerald God forbid Glenn Adams be swayed by either side. Innocence a reporters great virtue: http://bit.ly/J70utw #mepolitics #nobias

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Me GP. Convention about to start

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Capitol Ticker: Paul supporters geared up for convention battle:http://ow.ly/aID3B #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
is anybody streaming it? #mepolitics #MEGOPConvo

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Me GOP convention officially underway

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Convo starts almost an hour late due to delay in credentialing so many delegates.

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage

Maine GOP convention just kicked off. #mepolitics (@ Augusta Civic Center) https://foursquare.com/sarahdelage/checkin/4fa5326ee4b0ed0281cc066f?s=4HTYGJsDLw9sJ0bdYPcbBoTa300&ref=tw

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
@ASFried @TheKingGin @BenPollard2012 @DirigoBlue for about 5 seconds… then we watch five minutes of political cheerleading in campaign ads

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
.@SenRogerKatz welcomes the #megop convention to Augusta https://twitter.com/#!/JWFoss/status/198774378585006081/photo/1

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25

Convention is starting now…an hour late. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@ASFried @DirigoDuke @stevemistler @DirigoBlue Much higher turnout than usual. #mepolitics #megop

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Settled in at the Maine GOP convention in Augusta. Things are just getting started. #mepolitics

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
Charlie Webster opens the Maine GOP Convention one hour late#mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
They forgot to recognize Androscoggin County in opening. Man, I now know how Waldo feels…#megop #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Things evidently are are little behind at Maine GOP convention because so many delegates had to wait in line. More than 3,000 here.

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
#RonPaul is very popular at the #MEGOP Convention https://twitter.com/#!/Matt_McDonald_/status/198775363264974849/photo/1

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RonPaul supporters. Follow #mepolitics and #megop hashtags for#Maine convention updates and discussion!

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
@DirigoBlue Does @BillForMaine really have a miniature shooting range at his booth? #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
The big question at Maine GOP convention: Will there be a Ron Paul takeover? #mepolitics https://twitter.com/#!/i/connect

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Many U.S. House and Senate candidates were working the lines Saturday morning at Maine GOP convention. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Kippyrudy I only saw a leather couch in @BillForMaine booth#mepolitics Range might be out back

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Charles Cragin and Brent Tweed nominated for convention chair #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage

Looks like I’m repping the tv press on my own. still a pretty rockin press riser though @BDNPolitics @SusanSharon1 @DirigoBlue@stevemistler

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Webster calls for chair of each county to count votes for#MEGOPConvo chair #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
The keynote speaker at the Maine GOP convention — just announced on Friday — is Mitt Romney’s brother, Scott Romney #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
@sarahdelage Way to represent. I don’t know where the others are. This has great video potential!

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
First vote for secretary unclear b/t Paul and Romney candidates – getting recount now. The first test of who has the votes. #mepolitics

WMTW TV ‏ @WMTWTV
State GOP convention begins today: Republicans in Maine will meet in Augusta today for their state convention to… http://www.wmtw.com/news/politics/State-GOP-convention-begins-today/-/8791900/12572080/-/bhvo7xz/-/index.html

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Convention Secretary vote occurring now. Hand vote inconclusive, individual municipality votes now. #mepolitics #megop

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@cdixon25 Any inkling what’s driving attendance spike? Paulites? Senate candidates? Charlie’s Insider Army?

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins scheduled to speak at Maine GOP convention today. U.S. House candidates also have time. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
This is getting intense already. #mepolitics #megop

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
“@DirigoBlue: @Kippyrudy only saw leather couch @BillForMaine booth #mepolitics Range might be out back” You see a target, I wants photos.

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
@sarahdelage @BDNPolitics @DirigoBlue @stevemistler How is the view from your spot on the riser?

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@averydayME How many #MEGOPConvo secretary candidates are there? Clearly a TPTB nominee and a Paul/TP nominee?

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Kippyrudy It’s a Nerf gun with a little target at @BillForMaine booth I’ll get a photo later #mepolitics

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: Maine Republican Convention Thread http://bit.ly/KrSNzZ# mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
No county positions elected until this afternoon. This recount is chaos.#mepolitics #megop

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
RT @cdixon25: No county positions elected until this afternoon. This recount is chaos. #mepolitics #megop

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
“@cdixon25: This is getting intense already. #mepolitics #megop”#MEGOPConvo

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy

“@DirigoBlue: @Kippyrudy It’s a Nerf gun with a little target at@BillForMaine booth I’ll get a photo later #mepolitics” Totally fabulous!

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke Both. #RonPaul supporters are big, #megopestablishment also tried to push in their own. #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
@SusanSharon1 @sarahdelage @DirigoBlue @stevemistler I’m liking my accommodations. Do they have refreshments for the media?

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Voting at Me GOP convention is hung up; recount takng place

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
This is a very disorganized convention. The Kansas City #Royals only wish they could screw up as much as the #megop. #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
Recount already? That’s ok. You can never have enough b roll of people holding up blue cards. #mepolitics #maineGOP

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
@BDNPolitics @sarahdelage @DirigoBlue @stevemistler I don’t know but the press badges are large enough to carry a sandwich in

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Manual counting of votes going on for selection of secretary at Maine GOP convention. Could be a long day. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Looks like lunch will be late. I’m glad the #RonPaul campaign brought me donuts this morning. #mepolitics #megop

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@BDNPolitics How many of the 3k+ at #MEGOPConvo are voting delegates?

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler

A few Paul organizers est they have 3-to-1 advantage. Voting for convention chair now. #mepolitics

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Paul supporters walking aisles reminding delegates who to support, who to oppose. Very organized, these folks. #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
So what exactly does a Ron Paul “takeover” at Maine GOP convention mean? Stay tuned, I guess. #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME

@DirigoDuke just two candidates. Manual recount taking a while. Standby for results.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Michael Heath is here passing out his homophobic flyers #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
I have already blown through half a pack of batteries and nothing has happened yet #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
National committeepeople were supposed to be elected 45 minutes ago. We don’t even have a convention secretary yet. #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@stevemistler First with the red NAY signs and now with the green YEA ones 526 Paulians at the training last night and it shows#mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Delgts voting for Paul Secretary in manual recount. Paul floor whip w/green card in pic #mepolitics http://yfrog.com/obf9ljwrj

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Yes, they are still counting votes. Trying to figure out who should be elected as secretary of Maine GOP convention.

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
We are watching a video at the Me GOP convention as the voting continues

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Convention secretary recount in progress. National committeepeople vote now an hour late. #mepolitics #megop

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Manual recount continues – only York cty votes remain to be counted.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Convention secretary recount happening AGAIN. Third vote in progress. Pure chaos. #mepolitics #megop

Mohammad Liberty ‏ @MohammadLiberty
Ron Paul sweeps Louisiana with 111 of 150 delegates
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ron-paul-wins-louisiana-caucus-145300817.html

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS

waiting for my twitter to explode #mepolitcs #MEGOPConvo

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
While they count votes, I’m dreaming up a #maineGOP drinking game. Sip 4 every point of order, bow tie, and someone removed from the floor.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Charlie Webster is gone at the end of the year. First the caucus, now the convention. #mepolitics #megop

WCSH 6 ‏ @WCSH6
Follow @sarahdelage for updates on the Maine GOP convention

TLB ‏ @wgadget
#megop #mepolitics WATCH THE MAINE CAUCUS LIVE…RON PAUL WINNING!!
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/octojofo

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
.@WCSH6 warning: there’s ping to e a fair amount of humor sprinkled in with the info. Gotta keep busy while they count votes! #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@DirigoBlue Heath is banking on other people having the same gut reaction he has. Question is whether others will. #mepolitics

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
Police officers are walking up and down the aisles at the #Maine #GOP Convention. #RonPaul #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
You better have your credentials if you want to get on this floor. Running a tight ship! #mepolitics #mainegop https://twitter.com/#!/sarahdelage/status/198789978971570176/photo/1

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
#RonPaul supporters are here in force. #mepolitics #maineGOP https://twitter.com/#!/sarahdelage/status/198791203062423552/photo/1

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Live Stream: http://bit.ly/KyHbc9 @DemerittDan: 4 latest from convention. Don’t ask me, I’m not there @averydayME can be trusted #mepolitics

Dan Demeritt ‏ @DemerittDan
@BDNPolitics I said it would be a long day 2 hours ago. Use RT or MT if you want to push someone else’s content. #Ha #Ha

Troy R. Bennett ‏ @Troy_R_Bennett
I would estimate the GOP convention is 1.5 hours behind schedule. I hope Collins doesn’t have afternoon plans. #mepolitics #MEGOPConvo

Anthony Ronzio ‏ @Ronzio
I think I’m going to pop some popcorn for watching #mepolitics today.

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
@DemerittDan Are you here? Come say hi.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Ronzio I suggest popping one kernel at a time #mepolitics

Michael Shepherd ‏ @mikeshepherdME
@Ronzio I’m sitting in commencement tied to my phone. Pins and needles. #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
“@rklindell: Police patrol isles during #MEGOPConvo voting for convention secretary #mepolitics ” // Afraid somebody will steal the vote?

Anthony Ronzio ‏ @Ronzio
@mikeshepherdME On behalf of the #mepolitics crowd, let me be the first to congratulate you on your graduation. NOW PUT THE PHONE DOWN.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
45 minutes until lunch…and we still have no Convention Secretary. Two hours behind schedule. #mepolitics #megop

Anthony Ronzio ‏ @Ronzio
@mikeshepherdME On behalf of the #mepolitics crowd, congrats on your graduation. Now, put the damned phone away and enjoy it. 😉

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
@Ronzio @DirigoBlue popcorn hell this demands whiskey.

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
Had a nice chat this morning with Ben Ginsburg at the #megop convention.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
The delay on counting votes for the Convo secretary is only going to feed the feelings of bad faith leftover from the caucuses #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RONPAUL SUPPORTER RON MORRELL WIN CONVENTION SECRETARY. #megop #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
“@Ronzio: I think I’m going to pop some popcorn for watching #mepolitics today.” // Hope you have an industrial-size tub. #TheLongestDay

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Ron Morrell wins convention secretary of convention. First victory for Ron Paul: #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Ron Paul supporter Ron Morrell narrowly picked as secretary of the Maine GOP convention. @mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Results in for first key vote – 1085 – 1119 -Paul candidate wins. #mepolitics

Anthony Ronzio ‏ @Ronzio
@DirigoBlue –> When will you start adding #schadenfraude to all your #mepolitics tweets today?

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
#RonPaul guy wins #MaineGOP2012 secretary at the Convention

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
Ron Morrell elected as convention secretary. Vote was close. #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@cdixon25 Any indication why vote taking so long? Why’d they have to count third time?

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Ron Paul wins first victory at Me GOP convention with elex of Ron Moral as secretary of convention #me politics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
Submitted for your consideration: #MEGOPConvo vote count taking so long because Maine has twice as many counties as it truly needs #Discuss

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Convention Chair vote in progress. Let’s hope to god this doesn’t take two hours to do. #CharlieMustGo #mepolitics #megop

Troy R. Bennett ‏ @Troy_R_Bennett
Pro Ron Paul secretary elected. #maineGOP #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke Disputes, it sounds like. This is a very tense atmosphere here #mepolitics #megop

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
That is Morrell ..Ron Morrell #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
#mepolitics WTSF.. stream went to commercial just at announcement

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Paul candidate for convention secretary @Ron Morrell wins by close vote #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics #maineGOP

Mike Tipping ‏ @miketipping
What kind of potato is being used to “stream” this #megop convention coverage: http://bit.ly/KyHbc9 #mepolitics Is there a better feed?

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
#RonPaul supporters claiming Morrell as first win of the convention. One says 500+ Paul supporters showed up for training last night.

PGarrity ‏ @PGarrityCom
Hey Matt G. is this classy enough for you? MaineWire re-defines the meaning of a “faux news rag” – http://bit.ly/Ksz8Qs #mepolitics #megop

blackthisout ‏ @blackthisout
Maine convention secretary vote done! Ron Paul backer wins huge. #RonPaul #GOP2012

Richard Thackeray ‏ @millhouwse
“Aisles” or is it Marine Patrol? RT: @rklindell Police patrol isles during Maine GOP convention voting for convention secretary #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Paul v Romney: Keep an eye on the Maine GOP convention: http://pollways.bangordailynews.com/2012/05/05/national/paul-v-romney-keep-an-eye-on-the-maine-gop-convention/ #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Candidate for national committee chair lists 1st 2 qualification: small biz owner and new media savvy #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Obviously not a connoisseur @miketipping: What kind of potato is being used to “stream” #megop convention: http://bit.ly/KyHbc9 #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
A GOP party rep. just said “There is a lot of action going on for no action.” Convention could turn into a free-for-all soon. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@Ronzio Too bad there’s no livestream for this circus. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Charlie Webster said #megop mission under him was to “take over”. I thought those were bad? #HypocritePolitics #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@cdixon25 @Ronzio http://www.ustream.tv/channel/octojofo Link to livestream #megop #mepolitics #MEGOPConvo

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Charlie Webster is speaking while votes counted. Sounds like he is making the case for an unlikely re-election as chair. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Convention Chair recount for Cumberland County. There was significant difference in their tallies. #mepolitics #megop

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Me GOP chair says this is the largest crowd in the history of the state convention. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Charlie Webster has announced that as soon as Convention Chair is final, lunch is next. #mepolitics #megop

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@cdixon25 They voting on convention chair now, aren’t they? They don’t choose the party chair at this shindig, do they? #MEGOPConvo

Anthony Ronzio ‏ @Ronzio
ICYMI: The @sunjournal streamed Ron Paul’s speech in Lewiston on Jan. 27. Watch it here: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/city/2012/01/27/ron-paul-greeted-cheering-crowd-lewiston/1147193 #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Voting taking place for elex of Me GOP convention chair and it is still slow going #me politics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Webster says Platform will have to wait until after lunch due to Ann LePage’s luncheon #mepolitics @SenatorCollins to speak at 1:40

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@cdixon25 Who are the chair candidates?

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke Correct. Party chair vote is at end of the year. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke Charlie Cragin and Brent Tweed. #megop #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@cdixon25 Ah, I’ve met Brent. Young guy. He’s the Paul-faction candidate I presume?

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Ronzio Ron Paul was in Freeport too http://youtu.be/rJ1Tp2oSewQ #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Recounting cumb cty vote for chair of convo. Hours behind in agenda. Convo going to deviate from agenda for lunch w/ Gov LeP #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke Yeah. Brent is solid. Intelligent and fair. #mepolitics #megop

Dan Demeritt ‏ @DemerittDan
@BDNPolitics I will be there a little later. Will be sure to look for you.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@mainedems take note – please provide tables for non-TV media and a lot of power outlets #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Any updates on Nevada convention? #RonPaul

Dan Demeritt ‏ @DemerittDan
@BDNPolitics little worried about causing a mob. I am a pretty big deal among the activists. #danmania

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
“@DirigoBlue: @mainedems take note – please provide tables for non-TV media and a lot of power outlets #mepolitics” // Also, an open bar.

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
@DemerittDan If that’s your worry, you probably should stay away from me.

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
@DirigoBlue ha! Will do Gerald. #mepolitics

Marchella ‏ @1Marchella
@cdixon25 oh, sweet! I’ll def be checking your tt’s. Have fun and…… https://twitter.com/#!/1Marchella/status/198806301399191554/photo/1

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@Lizzy_Reinholt @DirigoBlue The compiled tweets will make a great “how not to convene” handbook #mepolitics #megop #megopconvo

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Now. I know how #Florida felt in 2000. #InfiniteRecounting #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Rumor is that a recount of every county will be called for #mepolitics

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
So much for Unity #megop. I wonder where #megov LePage stands on all this. With Paul or Romney? #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Saturday ME GOP Convention Tweets http://www.dirigoblue.com/2012/05/saturday-me-gop-convention-tweets @DirigoBlue #mepolitics #megop #megopconvo

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Still don’t have a Convention Chair. National Committee vote two and a half hours late Platform an hour and fifteen late. #mepolitics #megop

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Now lunch could be pushed back at Maine GOP convention. More recounting going on. It doesn’t look great. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Should Paulian Tweed lose the Convo Chair vote by a small margin curious what reaction will be #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
He always wants a fight. @Lizzy_Reinholt: I wonder where #megov LePage stands on all this. With Paul or Romney? #mepolitics

Marchella ‏ @1Marchella
@cdixon25 and @Matt_McDonald_ live tweeting from Maine Convention. Check out their tweets. #RonPaul #mepolitics #megop

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: Saturday ME GOP Convention Tweets http://bit.ly/LfU0x6 #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
Another win for paul supporters, Brent Tweed wins convention chair by just 4 votes. #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Brent Tweed, a Ron Paul delegate, selected as Maine GOP convention chairman in a narrow vote. #mepolitics

Troy R. Bennett ‏ @Troy_R_Bennett
Pro Paul chair elected. #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney campaign is disputing delegate numbers, inquired on credentialed numbers. #megop #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
Someone just asked for a total recount by written vote. #mepolitics #maineGOP

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Rep Timberlake asks for a paper ballot vote for Convo Chair #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Here we go. @DirigoBlue: Rep Timberlake asks for a paper ballot vote for Convo Chair #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Vote for Convo chair very close. Paul candidate wins by 4 votes – 2233 votes cast in total. #megop #mepolitics

Pat Callaghan ‏ @PatCallaghan6
@sarahdelage @SusanSharon1 How soon should we start viewing this as a hostage situation??

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Webster recesses convention until 1:30 2/3 vote of delegates req’d for paper ballots @SenatorCollins scheduled to speak at 1:40 #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
We’re now in a lunch recess at Maine GOP convention. Maine’s first lady Ann LePage will speak to attendees at lunch. #mepolitics

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