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Sunday Afternoon Tweets from Maine GOP Convention

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(And the fun continues!)

PressHerald ‏ @PressHerald
Mitt Romney will challenge today’s Maine GOP results, which gave Ron Paul most of the delegates http://tinyurl.com/7mfmllq #Romney #RonPaul #Obama

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
Funny, RP’s own site says NV is ‘inept” (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
@SenatorSnowe takes the stage at convo – crowd holds “THANK YOU OLYMPIA!” signs. http://yfrog.com/oej3ejoxj

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Both @RepRonPaul and @MittRomney camps accusing one another of electioneering in backrooms. Cigars anyone? #mepolitics

WCSH 6 ‏ @WCSH6
Ron Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=200057

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Revised #MEGOPConvo agenda 12:30 announcement at-large results & 6 CD delegates & report on credentials #mepolitics Floor fight expected

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
@DirigoBlue Maine nightmare #LePage story really about denying the American dream #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Revised #MEGOPConvo agenda 1:00 elect nat’l committee members #mesen candidate speeches begin at 3:05 now just 10 minutes long #mepolitics

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Pic: It’s been a loooong Maine GOP convention: #mepolitics https://twitter.com/#!/stevemistler/status/199177489136893952/photo/1

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Revised #MEGOPConvo agenda Platform now last item of business at 4:45 #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Charlies like to kick and scream. First Webster, now Cragin is acting like a child. Go home. Nobody likes a sore loser. #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Snowe equates late 1970’s recession w/today’s #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Snowe “It is imperative that we repeal the unconstitutional national health care law” Calls for balanced budget amendment #mepolitics

Maine Breaking News ‏ @bangordailynews
‘Get off the couch and get yourself a job’: LePage talks welfare reform at GOP convention http://bdn.to/dyx5 #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
@DirigoBlue aside from stagflation and causes for oil embargo/gas prices, she’s spot on.

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Snowe at her best talking about balanced budget amendment “If it was a gimmick Congress would have passed it long ago” #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Snowe’s speech has generated some applause, but LePage’s was much more rousing. #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
TP=Tea Party. Maine’s party leadership since 2010 (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Why do delegates bring their young children to these conventions and keep them here for duration? #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Olympia Snowe is speaking. Can we get back to voting? I don’t want to be here until 10pm again. #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Snowe cites need for 60 votes in Senate without calling for end of filibuster/cloture #mepolitics

Talking Points Memo ‏ @TPM
Ron Paul wins majority of Nevada delegates http://tpm.ly/IzFivy

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@BobHiggins_PDS Magnitude and length though? I can’t act check now

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoBlue Are you referring to the #MittRomney supporters who carpool up here to be sore losers, together? #megop #mepolitics

Liberty Bell ‏ @isabellaliberty
.Ron Paul gets 22 of 25 delegates in Navada !!

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RonPaul wins 22 in #Nevada, 15 in Maine! 37 so far this weekend! But wait…isn’t #MittRomney the nominee? #mepolitics #megop

Peggy Schaffer ‏ @Peggyschaffer
@DirigoBlue perhaps they cannot find quality child care #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
Candidate Paul=Obama 2nd term. Bank on it. (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Olympia Snowe talks about the #Constitution she regularly voted against. No wonder she fit in so well in D.C. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
You ever think #MittRomney gets scared when he looks in a mirror and sees Barack #Obama? #MirrorImagePoliticians

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
@DirigoBlue magnitude about the same..length end of Ford to 2nd year Reagan, so 6 years. Unemployment ran at roughly 15%

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Brent Tweed is speaking. #megop #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Sousa at conclusion of Snowe speech? What, no cannons to light off? #jingobells #megopconvo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
District 1 convention is now reconvening. We’re very behind schedule right now. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@cdixon25 Much more than #RonPaul. It’s about freedom and liberty. He’s only our vehicle for reaching that goal.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
I was interviewed by Jarrod LeBlanc of #Maine Web News for a special segment.

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS

@DirigoBlue sorry, was looking at misery index. this is a clearer picture http://blog.american.com/2012/03/the-real-unemployment-rate-its-sure-isnt-8-3/

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Will transcripts of #megov #LePage and Sens. Collins and Snowe’s speeches be available online? #mepolitics

Maine Breaking News ‏ @bangordailynews
Snowe speaks to GOP convention for final time as member of Congress http://bdn.to/dyxc #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
“Waiting for the electrician or someone like him” #mepolitics #MEGOPConvo

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Sunday Afternoon Tweets from Maine GOP Convention http://www.dirigoblue.com/2012/05/sunday-afternoon-tweets-from-maine-gop-convention/ via @DirigoBlue #mepolitics #megopconvo

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RONPAUL WINS ALL THREE DELEGATES FROM CD #1. 18 FROM #MAINE SO FAR! #mepolitics #megop

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
“This is how liberty dies..with thunderous applause” #mepolitics #MEGOPConvo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1FFVWEQnSM&feature=youtu.be

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Paul picks up three more national delegates, Linda Bean, Aaron Libby & Ron Morrell: #mepolitics

PostPolitics ‏ @postpolitics
Ron Paul wins majority of Nevada delegates http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/ron-paul-wins-majority-of-nevada-delegates/2012/05/06/gIQA1An15T_blog.html?wprss=rss_the-fix

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Paul delegates Linda Bean, Aaron Libby and Ron Morrell picked over big-name Rs Charlie Summers, Peter Cianchette and Jon Courtney

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney supporters and campaign is challenging CD #1 vote. Motion to throw out the vote is denied. #megop #mepolitics

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: Sunday Afternoon Tweets from Maine GOP Convention http://bit.ly/KEXlDb #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@stevemistler Jon Courtney and David Emery were nominated and lost to Paulian delegates #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Wow, that is low. #MittRomney supporter just took a below-the-belt shot at CD #1 chair, Senator Katz. #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
The challenges from the floor on credentials begin Man says he saw woman w/his wife’s credentials – his wife not here #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RonPaul campaign tried to save time by allowing runners up to become CD #1 alternate. Chair denied. #megop #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
you just don’t get it. RON PAUL’s folks are being accused of fraud. (live at http://ustre.am/Ki1L/1)

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
CD #1 votes to combine vote to save time, #RonPaul campaign motion advances. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Charlie Webster claims itd cost an excessive amount of money to remain past 6, says we need to adjourn by then regardless #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
This #megop convention would likely be over if the #MittRomney campaign wasn’t a bunch of sore losers. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Nominations for CD #1 alternates moving forward. Finally. #megop #mepolitics .

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoDuke It’s not behind close doors. The at-large vote is being certified, if it hasn’t been completed yet. #megop #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@cdixon25 PPH is saying Romney will challenge results because vote on at-large slate was not done on floor

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
There was an attempt to nominate CD #2 resident AG Schneider in CD #1. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Now this came right after countless #MittRomney people whined about CD #2 interference. #Hypocrisy #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to convene CD #2 as CD #1 ballots are counted is now on the floor. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Senator Katz and Brent Tweed are good guys. Keep good composure amongst endless b.s. #megop #mepolitics

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Romney top lawyer working Maine GOP convention: http://ow.ly/aJnBy #mepolitics

Susan Cover ‏ @smcover
Gov. LePage says “get off the couch” to those on welfare http://www.kjonline.com/news/LePage-Republicans-must-reform-welfare.html

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Spox for Rick Bennett, candidate for U.S. Senate, just told reporters that candidate giving his speech from civic center stairs, not podium.

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@stevemistler Why the odd location for Bennett speech? To distance himself from Ron Paul “takeover?”

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
@DirigoDuke because it’s looking like the Senate candidate speeches aren’t going to happen b/c massive delays. #mepolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
Of what use are Ron Paul victories in ME and NV this weekend, if GOP refuses to seat delegates in Tampa?

Susan Cover ‏ @smcover
Sen candidate Rick Bennett to give speech in atrium of civic center. Gop conv so far behind it may be his only chance to speak.

Cris Edward Johnson ‏ @cejesq
The ME #GOP convention has disintegrated into a quest for ultimate selfishness. #MEPolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Did they just call for emergency GOP executive committee meeting? #mepolitics #megopconvo

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@stevemistler @DirigoDuke Lack of Senate candidate speeches freezes patterns of support, a lost oppty for some to break through. #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP – Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/paul-wins-majority-delegates-maine-gop-174422402.html #mepolitics #megopconvo

PressHerald ‏ @PressHerald
Mitt Romney dispatches top lawyer to challenge Ron Paul’s victory in Maine http://tinyurl.com/7mfmllq #Romney #RonPaul #Obama #Bush #Recount

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Has to be work for lawyers. @stevemistler: Romney top lawyer working Maine GOP convention: http://ow.ly/aJnBy #mepolitics

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
ME US Sen candidate delivers his speech for civic center stairs. #mepolitics http://campl.us/jjsx

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Plowman to speak from stairs as well #mesen #mepolitics #megopconvo

Rachel Maddow MSNBC ‏ @maddow
Ron Paul wins 22 of 25 nat’l delegates at NV Repub convention today: http://bit.ly/INUMB2 #EverybodyFreakOut!

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@maddow He’s won 18 of 24 in Maine so far #mepolitics #megopconvo

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
.@realmaineperson @RepRonPaul is obviously relevant or @MittRomney camp wouldn’t bother. Not many “normal” in politics. #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Things are at a standstill at Maine GOP convention. Not sure what happens from here. Lot of frustrated looking people #mepolitics

National Journal ‏ @nationaljournal

Ron Paul wins 22 Nevada delegates; Romney, 3. http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/ron-paul-wins-22-nevada-delegates-romney-3-20120506

AsMaineGoes ‏ @AsMaineGoes
Sen Deb Plowman speaking in Civic Center Atrium @mainegop #election2012

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Bruce Poliquin gives convention speech from the Kennebec Room; #mepolitics https://twitter.com/#!/stevemistler/status/199220129073074176/photo/1

Cris Edward Johnson ‏ @cejesq
#GOP politics in #Maine as degenerated from “What’s best for ME” to “What’s best for me.” #mepolitics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
1st CD business not yet finished. 2nd CD business to follow – after full convo to open for day – unclear how it will all play out.

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
D’Amboise to speak over at his booth at 3:45pm #mepolitics #megopconvo

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Getting raucous on the floor of the #megopconvo #mepolitics

The Raw Story ‏ @RawStory
Ron Paul wins a majority of Maine GOP delegates http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/06/ron-paul-wins-a-majority-of-maine-gop-delegates/

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney supporter just threatened to charge the stage. He’s freaking out. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
This is pure chaos. #mepolitics #megop

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Screams of “FREEDOM!” from floor of #megopconvo as results officially announced; point of order, boos. All hell breaking loose #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney supporter just requested vote of no confidence in Brnet Tweed. #megop #mepolitics #RonPaul

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Suspension of rule requested; vote of no confidence for chairman requested #megopconvo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Vote of no confidence in Brent Tweed FAILED. #RonPaul #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
It has been moved and 2nd to suspend rules for vote of no confidence in Chair Tweed – does not receive 2/3 vote #FAIL #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Chair Tweed now reading from Roberts Rules that he has right to deny use of point of orders meant to simply delay proceedings #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
The Sagadahoc County delegate who threatened to charge stage yelled in my face that we’re destroying America. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
For you guys at the #megop convention, that was the angry guy at microphone #3. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Man raises point of order – initial ruled out – but then continues that Franklin County has no place to sit #mepolitics #SNAFU

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Convo chair Tweed on stage. Tensions pretty high – convo not exactly in order. http://yfrog.com/odsewbfzj

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Chair Tweed warns member that continues to complain about no seats for Franklin that he may be escorted out of #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
After today, im changing my party affiliation…i know democrats that are more mature than these people #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Angry delegate among many empty bleachers yells at Tweed complaining about not having a place to sit. Wtf? #mepolitics #megop

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
“@jim_pond: “most frequently repeated words at #MEGOP Convention: ‘You are out of order.’ That should be the headline. #mepolitics” Wow…

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
I move that the drinking game involving “your out of order” be suspended #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney campaign unveils “evidence” against delegate vote credentials, motions to revote on at-large. #megop #mepolitics

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
@varsityplayer30 Welcome. We’ll return the respect your maturity obviously deserves; Dems respect people + challenges they face.#mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Holy shit. I need a drink. Or three. #RonPaul

Lance Boucher ‏ @LBoucher77
Convinced I missed best entertainment in ME this weekend & should have been at #megopconvo to watch the clusterf$#k in person

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to discredit at-large delegates is shut down. Lawyers and suits lining up at microphone. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney campaign is sabotaging themselves. Keep up the disruption and out-of-order chaos, boys and girls. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Nominations for National Committeepeople in progress. Finally. #megop #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
@cdixon25 @sapiolibertas Hope all can calm down, be careful. Mob mentality not to be taken lightly. Even good people can behave foolishly.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Lawyer out of order during nominations is getting pissed because he can’t break the rules and speak. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@Kippyrudy @sapiolibertas #RonPaul people are keeping calm and telling fellow supporters to be. #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Motion made to suspend nominations for Nat’l Committwo/man until all the delegations are sitting by county #mepolitics

Steve Mistler ‏ @stevemistler
Video: Tensions rise at GOP convention: http://ow.ly/aJqzn #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
#MEGOPConvo continues to come apart at the seams #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@Kippyrudy @sapiolibertas #MittRomney supporters are being very disruptive though. #megop #mepolitics

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
@BruceBourgoine democrats dont respect people, they take advantage of disgruntled republicans

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
I give a lot of kudos to Brent Tweed. He is maintaining control and composure amidst total chaos. #mepolitics #megop #RonPaul

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@cdixon25 It does sound like he is; has to be incredibly stressful! Kudos to Tweed in keeping cool amid chaos #megopconvo #mepolitics

Angie Muhs ‏ @amuhs
Great coverage from Steve all weekend. RT @stevemistler: Video: Tensions rise at GOP convention: http://ow.ly/aJqzn #mepolitics

Rob Poindexter ‏ @Robb1239
Wheels are officially off at GOP convention. It appears it’s heading toward a national embarrassment if it isn’t already

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
@cdixon25 …i need a drink. Round of shots when we get home?!

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@usernamenuse @iNils Bingo. And it’s very ugly and tense right now. #mepolitics #megop

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Point of order; questions as to whether or not a quorum present w/ so many in meetings. #mepolitics #megopconvo Chair rules there is quorum

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
National committeepeople speeches. #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Candidate for nat’l committeeman warns against schism in GOP creating 3rd party #mepolitics

CBS News ‏ @CBSNews
Ron Paul wins majority of delegates at NV, ME state conventions, though GOP says most are “bound” to Romney @Hotsheet http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57428773-503544/ron-paul-wins-majority-of-delegates-in-nevada-maine/

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Paul candidate for nat’l committeeman says 10th Amendment means FDA leave small farms alone #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
National committeeman candidate Mark Willis evokes #10th in defense of farmers and food freedom in speech. #Constitution #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@BDNPolitics notes the first reference to Agenda 21 #mepolitics

Matt McDonald ‏ @Matt_McDonald_
I am a National Delegate for #RonPaul from the State of #Maine #mepolitics #MaineGOP #R3volution #RonPaul2012

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Senator Mason questions number needed for quorom. #MittRomney going to challenge the convention validity? #mepolitics #megop

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
Finally getting to state committeeman and woman! Second district has yet to convene… #Mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
National committeewoman candidate Ashley Ryan leads future of youth in #GOP, speaks of need to embrace them. #megop #mepolitics #RonPaul

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
“United we stand, devided we fall” #RonPaul2012 #megop #mepolitics

sailing ‏ @usernamenuse
@cdixon25 flailing desperately, and yeah, Mitt ‘checks with his attorneys’ and goes from there…

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Paul candidate for nat’l committeewo/man both win seats 2 more national delegates for Paul #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RONPAUL SUPPORTERS ASHLEY RYAN AND MARK WILLIS ELECTED TO NATIONAL COMMITTEE!!! #mepolitics #megop

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
#RonPaul continues to take over the Maine convention! #RonPaul2012 #megop #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@DirigoBlue So that’s what, 20 of 24 now? #megop #megopconvo #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Editor of Roberts Rules is acting as parliamentarian for #MEGOPConvo #mepolitics

Richard Thackeray ‏ @millhouwse
Seems like #meGOP is morphing into Chicago ’68, only the street dude flipping the bird” is a delegate in a sweater-vest. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@andiparkinson2 CD2 hasn’t caucused yet to elect their 3

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to revote on National Committee fails. #mepolitics #megop

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
Ron Paul win 20 out of 24 of Maine’s national delegates! # Romneyfail #obama2012 #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Delegate count now: Paul has 20 delegates #LePage is uncommitted CD2 has yet to caucus to elect their 3 #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Presidential elector nominations in: Paul #LePage, Sam Canders, and rejected Convention Chair candidate Charlie Cragin. #mepolitics #megop

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30

romeny delegates continue to try and win, but they cant break our wall! united #RonPaul delegates stand!! #megop #mepolitics #RonPaul2012

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
The #megop establishment looks pissed. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
The hall is very quiet now Are delegates to #MEGOPConvo just wor out/down or just nothing left to fight about? #mepolitics

Rob Poindexter ‏ @Robb1239
Ron Paul wins 20 out of 24 Maine delegates. Lots of unhappy Republicans in Augusta.

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Mood quieting down at #megopconvo Tweed trying to push through agenda – unclear what happens when 6:00 deadline comes.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#MittRomney campaign, by sign, rejects nomination of #GOP Governor Paul #LePage as Presidential Elector. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Paul #LePage and #RonPaul supporter Sam Canders elected Presidential Electors. #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Point made Does Art II Sect I of Constitution prohibits elected office holder from being an Elector – is this just Federal? #mepolitics

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
Maine convention is at recess… District 1 has reconveined #megop #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
“@DirigoBlue: Does Constitution prohibit elected office holder from being an Elector – just Federal? #mepolitics” Pull out pocket copy!

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
Civic Ctr rented to 6:00, Webster: “…beyond 6 pm then somebody will have to write a check to [#megop],” http://bit.ly/J19LoK #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Andrea Parkinson @andiparkinson2 @Kippyrudy @DirigoBlue @BrucePoliquin is there; borrow his Constitution! #megopconvo #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@DirigoBlue I’m told only applies to Federal office holders #mepolitics

HuffPost Politics ‏ @HuffPostPol
We’re exactly 6 months away from the Nov. 6, 2012 general election.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
CD #2 convention is now in progress. #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Fascinating to watch Stavros Mendros basically running the CD2 convention by fiat w/little objection #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RonPaul supporter Stavros Mendros wins CD #2 convention chair. #mepolitics #megop

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
The maine convention has now gone over the 6pm limit as the district 2 continues to meet! #Megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
75% of Somerset County abandoned #megop convention in protest, according to county chair. Party unity, what?! #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
It seems that no Paul names were nominated for nat’l delegate from CD2 #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#megop convention now over time, party on hook for $10,000s, according to Charlie Webster. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@DirigoBlue I’m mistaken about this previous tweet Stavros is Paul guy #mepolitics

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
Ron Paul has recieved 21 delegates to the national convention! #RonPaul2012 #megop #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Paul slate Mendros Mark Willis & James Zell elected nat’l delegate – voted down Bill Schneider Josh Tardy #mepolitics giving Paul 23 out 24

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RONPAUL WINS CD #2 DELEGATES, HAS 23 DELEGATES FROM #MAINE! #mepolitics #megop

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Ron Paul has 23 of 24 delegates- but Romney won Maine? Huh. #mepolitics #megopconvo @MaddowBlog @chucktodd @RawStory @politico @nprnews

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: Senate candidate Bill Schneider issues statement on convention turmoil http://bit.ly/KGMs3X #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
We’re trying to move this convention forward. The #MittRomney campaign wants to have an all-nighter though. #mepolitics #megop

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
23 total delegates for Ron Paul! #RonPaul2012 #megop #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
http://blog.savvyspin.com/2012/05/06/bruce-poliquin-eats-a-cookie.aspx @BrucePoliquin running away from @DirigoBlue questions #mepolitics #mesen #megopconvo

David Sorensen ‏ @DSorensenME
That’s it, I’m getting in my black helicopter and leaving. #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RonPaul supporters Andrea Lane, Julie Morgan, Brian Violette win CD #2 alternates! #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Youth for #RonPaul: #Maine chapter president Cody Morgan wins Presidental Elector. #megop #mepolitics

PressHerald ‏ @PressHerald
UPDATE: Ron Paul has now won every committed GOP delegate from Maine. Convention-goers shut out Mitt Romney http://bit.ly/J1RF69 #MEpolitics

Wm. Duke Harrington ‏ @DirigoDuke
@DirigoBlue That seems odd. CW is that Paul mode popular in CD2.

PressHerald ‏ @PressHerald
UPDATE: #RonPaul has now won every committed GOP delegate from Maine. Convention-goers shut out #MittRomney http://bit.ly/J1RF69 #MEpolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Just past 6 PM Reps A Libby & J Timberlake ask delegates to send them $10 checks to help pay for cost #MEGOPConvo running over #mepolitics

Ron Paul ‏ @RonPaul2012NEWS
FOX News Admits Ron Paul Won 5 States http://pinterest.com/pin/83738874291715711/

Amanda Christakis ‏ @varsityplayer30
District 2 caucus has closed! Back to the convention! Amazed how we got it done in 45 mins and district 1 was 7 +hours.. #Mepolitics #megop

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Feb: #Romney wins Maine caucuses by slim margin http://usat.ly/xKVaC5 How soon we forget! #mepolitics #megopconvo #RonPaul

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Wind turbine headdress now made on old bases in N. Maine @DSorensenME: That’s it, I’m getting in my black helicopter and leaving #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RonPaul has taken over the #Megop state committee!!! #mepolitics

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: OPINION: Maine GOP Convention parting thought http://bit.ly/KGZkqL #mepolitics

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Sunday Morning Tweets from the Maine GOP State Convention

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Continuing coverage from the Augusta Civic Center.


Mike Heath ‏ @msheath04358

http://ow.ly/aJ6SF Some thoughts on what happened at the Republican Convention in Maine yesterday #mepolitics

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
Will #megop convo get around to adopting a platform? Who knows but here’s the condensed summary template: http://nyti.ms/z6eXtH #mepolitics

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
Scott Romney: “You will never be embarrassed by anything you hear about Mitt or Ann Romney.” http://bit.ly/INeiPg Implying what? #mepolitics

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
Supermoons and Ron Paul convention takeovers…coincidence? #mepolitics

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
Bit of morning housecleaning of my #megop screenshot collection. http://twitpic.com/9i0csb Can’t save everything. #mepolitics

Bruce Bourgoine ‏ @BruceBourgoine
@sunjournal D’Amboise campaign spending remind one of those charities dumping 90% into fundraising overhead http://ow.ly/aJ8Hk #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
.@ASFried R’s be better off w/ @RepRonPaul than @MittRomney as Prez candidate if want youth vote it seems http://hvrd.me/I83taa #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Creating jobs & lowering unemployment more important than access affordable health/war w/Iran. 18-29 yr old http://hvrd.me/I83taa #mepolitics

Charlie Missy ‏ @Charlie_Missy
@R3VOLUTION_2012 I think we’re doing great! Follow @Yowan for #nvgop and @cdixon25 for #megop updates tomorrow. We don’t need #MSM 🙂

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
I haven’t heard any results, so it’s still under wraps. I know they were counting very late last night. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
#RonPaul supporters! Follow #megop and #mepolitics hashtags for updates and discussion of #Maine #GOP convention Day 2!

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews

.@BruceBourgoine Explains #megov #LePage ‘s attitude to poor drivers? http://bit.ly/IxLqEK #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@sunjournal No mention of @BrucePoliquin not filing a 1Q report? He may be breaking the law http://bit.ly/JrYf9h #mepolitics #mesen

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Unverified reports state #RonPaul WON the 15 National Delegates. Working on confirmation now. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Again, not verified yet, but according to a source, #RonPaul won #Maine! #mepolitics #megop

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@cdixon25 I’m told that in 7 counties the Paul slate won (dunno which) Am waiting to hear more #mepolitics

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: Speaker Nutting to House candidates: “Stay home and enjoy your Sunday” http://bit.ly/KurAk4 #mepolitics

Dan Demeritt ‏ @DemerittDan
@cdixon25 Yesterday was an impressive display of political organization and enthusiasm. #ronpaul

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Ginger Taylor explains how someone circulated a simulated Ron Paul nat’l delegated slate at #MEGOPConvo http://youtu.be/IcgOuuM1VkM #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Here is a still photo of the 2 stickers that Ginger shows in her video #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Official results of the nat’l delegate voting will be announced on the floor of the #MEGOPConvo at 9:30 this morning #mepolitics

AsMaineGoes ‏ @AsMaineGoes
1st Hand Accounts, MEGOP Convention @mainegop @RonPaul #election2012 http://www.asmainegoes.com/content/maine-republican-convention-chairman-be-contested

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
@ASFried One thing this weekend demonstrates is how totally illegitimate the presidential caucus process is.

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
I am now totally on board with switching back to a presidential primary process from caucuses

Dan Demeritt ‏ @DemerittDan
He has guts @DirigoBlue shoots me from inside the @BillForMaine #megop booth. #mepolitics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=300mK6Pyc9o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
More chaos to continue today at #megop convention. Rumor has it #RonPaul won the delegates!!!! #mepolitics #romneyloses

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Updated: Paul v Romney, day 2 of the Maine GOP Convention and beyond http://pollways.bangordailynews.com/2012/05/06/maine-politics/paul-v-romney-day-2-of-the-maine-gop-convention/ #mepolitics #megop

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
Wow! #Romney gets desperate and tries to cheat in Maine to win national delegates. http://ht.ly/aJc0G #mepolitics

Scott Thistle ‏ @thisdog
Links to FEC reports added RT @sunjournal: Cash for Maine’s Senate candidates coming largely from away: http://j.mp/IvttI8 #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Updated: Paul v Romney, day 2 of the Maine GOP Convention and beyond http://pollways.bangordailynews.com/2012/05/06/maine-politics/paul-v-romney-day-2-of-the-maine-gop-convention/ Shenanigans reported by @dirigoblue #RonPaul

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Shenanigans at #MEGOPConvo shown by @DirigoBlue mirrored in Nevada, similar attempt to stop #RonPaul. http://www.rgj.com/section/blogs01?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&U=063a1ff4-7a74-4c66-8976-85b765479560&plckPostId=Blog:063a1ff4-7a74-4c66-8976-85b765479560Post:e477e5ee-5d1e-4c6e-9208-fa6ce4e44908&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest #mepolitics

Lizzy Reinholt ‏ @Lizzy_Reinholt
RT @zach_hudson: Never seen a state convention so thoroughly reject presumptive nominee b4. Apparently “hit the bottom” doesn’t play…

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
@ASFried @GriffinClubMerv I think they’re split all over on the Senate race.

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Weird. Sometimes when I edit a blog post, the comments disappear.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
District 1 caucus is now in progress. #mepolitics #megop

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Rumor Ron Paul won 15 of 24 #megopconvo delegates. Confirm supposed to be at 9:30. But by way it’s gone so far, 3pm Tues likely #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DirigoBlue I’ve heard the same thing from a few people, but nothing solid or credible yet. #mepolitics #megop

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
@DemerittDan Thank you. We’ve been organizing for some time now. #RonPaul #mepolitics #megop

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Back at the Maine GOP convention in Augusta…awaitng the announcement of winners of 15 at-large delegates #me politics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Some ballot disputes rumored to be presented by some counties after yesterday’s confusion. Could be a long one again. #megop #mepolitics

PressHerald ‏ @PressHerald
Ron Paul supporters take over GOP convention http://tinyurl.com/862mj94 #RonPaul #Romney #Obama

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Still no verification of rumors regarding national delegates and ballot challenges expected. #mepolitics #megop

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Where is GOP chair Brent Tweed? No sign of him here at the state convention yet. #mepolitics

Sid ‏ @SDAcademy
@cdixon25 @MattWilliams06 Maine Livestream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/octojofo. Thanks CDIXON for all of the updates. 🙂

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
Day 2 of the Maine GOP convention is underway. Expected to soon here announcement of national delegates. #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics

In case you need to be brought up to speed, here’s what happened yesterday: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/05/05/politics/as-predicted-ron-paul-backers-take-over-maine-gop-convention/ #mepolitics

David Heidrich ‏ @davidheidrich
@JWFoss Keep in mind that the presidential primary was also just a preference poll… #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
So far…no announcement of the election of 15 at-large delegates to national convention. Other business is proceeding. #me politics

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
@davidheidrich Yes, we need a binding presidential primary.

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
For #megop convention updates, both myself and @varsityplayer30 will be tweeting today. Follow us both! 🙂 #mepolitics #RonPaul

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
At ME GOP convo, 1st CD caucus. Things moving along quickly Sec and Chair both elected already. @SenRogerKatz doing good job. #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
We’re being told by the media rep that the announcement of the 15 at-large candidates to convention will occur in about an hour #me politics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Agenda is presently being worked on, still not final yet, from what I’ve gathered. #mepolitics #megop

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
@SusanSharon1 whoa whoa whoa…..media rep??? Where we’re they yesterday????

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
U.S. Olympia Snowe to speak later today at Maine GOP convention. #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
Ron Paul’s at-large delegates have just been “informally” posted at the Me GOP convnention…official announcement to come #me politics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
It’s unofficial – the Ron Paul slate won yesterday but will not be presented until 11:30 #mepolitics The fuckups just roll on #MEGOVConvo

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT! #RONPAUL WINS 15 DELEGATES TO #GOP CONVENTION! #megop #mepolitics

chris ‏ @faheyfan
@ronpaul takes all delegates awarded thus far at #megop convention #mepolitics

BDN Maine Politics ‏ @BDNPolitics
It looks as though the Ron Paul folks have secured the 15 at-large national delegates … not final though #mepolitics

Susan Sharon ‏ @SusanSharon1
This means Ron Paul’s supporters are the likely big winners at the Maine GOP convention #me politics

Avery Day ‏ @averydayME
Not official, but names of 15 at large dels flashed on big screen – all from Paul’s slate. Official announcement to come later. #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
In order that CD1 caucus doesn’t nominate someone who was elected at-large yesterday the Paul Slate was posted but not official #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
Motion to suspend convention until delegate irregularities were resolved was dismissed as out of order. #megop #mepolitics

Chris Dixon ‏ @cdixon25
District 1 now voting on their three delegates to #GOP national convention. #megop #mepolitics

David Heidrich ‏ @davidheidrich
.@BDNPolitics But if that’s the case would they even be seated at the national convention? RNC just threatened Nevada. #mepolitics

R. Kenneth Lindell ‏ @rklindell
Ron Paul at large delegate slate elected to represent Maine at national GOP convention #maineGOP #MEGOVConvo #mepolitics #RONPAUL

Maine Breaking News ‏ @bangordailynews

Maine GOP convention in disarray after Ron Paul forces’ takeover http://bdn.to/dywd #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Cragin (who lost chair race for #MEGOPConvo) predicts that Maine #RonPaul slate will not be seated in Tampa #mepolitics

Bob Higgins ‏ @BobHiggins_PDS
@DirigoBlue They’ll be seated..somewhere near Tallahassee. #mepolitics #MEGOPConvo

Jim Fossel ‏ @JWFoss
Just walked past a guy with a “9/11 was an inside job” t-shirt. #megop #headdesk

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Sunday Morning Tweets from the Maine GOP State Convention http://bit.ly/K3LelB #mepolitics #megopconvo Enjoy featured image, @DirigoBlue!

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
.@DirigoBlue Don’t you mean the boys in smoke filled backrooms at RNC head office DC have told Cragin that @RepRonPaul is toast? #mepolitics

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics
Dirigo Blue: UPDATED: Ron Paul wins majority of Maine’s delegates to national convention http://bit.ly/LmWZnH #mepolitics

Maine Breaking News ‏ @bangordailynews
UPDATE: Ron Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP http://bdn.to/dywd #mepolitics

Todd Benoit ‏ @ToddBenoit
Ron Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP http://bdn.to/dywd #mepolitics via @bangordailynews

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