RNC2012 Finale Night! Coronation of Mitt Romney as GOP’s Presidential Nominee

Posted on August 30, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

( Live stream of Day 4 of the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, which reconvenes at 7pm EDT. This post will be continually updated throughout the evening as tweets become available. ~AP)

 

Tonight’s Schedule:

7:00 p.m.

Convention convenes
Call to order
Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team
Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka
National Anthem sung by SEVEN
Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins
Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)
Reagan Legacy Video
Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich
Remarks by Craig Romney

8:00 p.m.

Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)
Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign
Remarks by Grant Bennett
Remarks by Tom Stemberg

9:00 p.m.

Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey
Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce
Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode

10:00 p.m.

Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned

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(UPDATED) #RNC2012 Day 3 Livestream & Selected Tweets

Posted on August 29, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Live stream of Day 3 of the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, which reconvenes at 7pm EDT. This post will be continually updated throughout the evening as tweets become available. ~AP)

Tonight’s Schedule:

    7:00 p.m.

Convention convenes
Call to order
Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST)
Pledge of Allegiance by Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, US Army (Ret.)
National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown
Invocation by Ishwar Singh
Ron Paul Video
Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)
Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell

    8:00 p.m.

Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)
Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA) (NOTE: Gov. Jindal cancelled due to TS Isaac)
Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)
Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)

    9:00 p.m.

Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuno (PR)
Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
Bush 41, 43 Film
Remarks by Mike Huckabee

    10:00 p.m.

Remarks by Condoleezza Rice
Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)
Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan
Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios
Adjournment

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Siobhan Kümm ‏@Siobhanleslie
#Maine and #texas Meeting of the minds. #mepolitics #megop2012
pic.twitter.com/cefBKzqZ

POLITICO ‏@politico
Young GOPers claim Ryan as their own: http://politi.co/TwhD4x via @emilyrs, @jmsummers

Mitt Romney ‏@MittRomney
.@PaulRyanVP is a man of tremendous character, and I look forward to hearing him speak tonight
#WeCanChangeIt #GOP2012

A Libertarian ‏@jfktruther
HuffPost:RON PAUL Fans Anger Dismissed By GOP Officials: No Problem http://huff.to/Tw8U2c
Oh yeah?The #GOP WILL LOSE in Nov #RNC2012 #gop2012

Luis Gomez ‏@RunGomez
A more detailed account of the @CNN Camera Woman Incident at #RNC2012
http://bit.ly/PsqrqU [Another network reported it before CNN did.]

Gordon Rios ‏@gordonrios
All hell breaking loose at #RNC2012
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/8/29/chaos_on_the_convention_floor_as — like something out of a James Ellroy novel — almost feel sorry for @Reince now

Alan J Van Dyke ‏@AlanJEtcetera
Cheap Trick’s “Surrender” playing in convention hall.
Not sure what message they’re going for. #RNC2012

juliebean ‏@juliagulia614
OMG I see black delegates at the #RNC2012. Whatever will the libs do now?!
Waiting for dem race-baiting to begin. #G0P2012

Wilma Colon-Ariza ‏@MillenniumWilma
He believes in America but Mitt Romney’s yacht flies the Cayman Islands Flag
during #RNC2012 in Tampa

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
We’re kicking off #RNC2012 Day 3 now, @Reince calls the evening to order

PolitiFact ‏@politifact
We’re getting ready for another night of #RNC2012 tweeting. Follow along with us!

SheSheGo ‏@SheSheGo
Just LOOK at the crowd at the #RNC2012.
You can count the people of color on ONE HAND. #BlizzardConditions

Siobhan Kümm ‏@Siobhanleslie
A Sheikh gives the invocation. That’s not political at ALL.
#mepolitics #megop2012 #welovesheikhsmorethandemocrats

Markos Moulitsas ‏@markos
Sikh giving invocation at GOP convention looks terrified

NoBigGovDuh ‏@NoBigGovDuh
VP Role for Paul #Ryan Has His Former Parish Priest Worried
http://j.mp/PmzgWZ #OWS #RNC2012 #p2 #p2b

Olivia Lopez ‏@PaperBagBiotch
Disabled veterans color guard! YOU ROCK! @GOPconvention @cspan
#gop2012 #rnc2012 #RomneyRyan2012 @MittRomney @PaulRyanVP

jennifer anne cuddy ‏@anj11234
is it just me or is parading some elderly, amputee Veterans
a tacky, false display of empathy? #rnc2012

Politics TBTimes ‏@PoliticsTBTimes
.@RonPaul tribute at #RNC2012.
Lots of buttons in crowd indicate it will be well received. #GOP2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
“When he first got to the House, I thought he was nuts”
– Jim Demint on Ron Paul #RNC2012

Peter Schorsch ‏@SaintPetersblog
Going into tonight’s speech, 38% view Ryan favorably going into tonight
and 36% view him unfavorably, says Gallup. #GOP2012, #RNC2012

Dries Tisci ‏@DKuzLA
—-> RT @elonjames: Ha. A Ron Paul tribute. A tribute for a dude who wouldn’t even show up
and his supporters hate y’all. #NICE #RNC2012

Emmalee Mattern ‏@Emmalee_Mattern
All the RP delegates who left early missed their opp
to see their man speak tonight. #RNC2012 #GOP2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
Mitch McConnell coming out to cheers of “RON PAUL” #RNC2012

Bradley J Wogsland ‏@wogsland
So they’re happy to praise Ron Paul, just not to let him speak… #RNC2012

Daniel ‏@dan_verg_
One rich white male after another. A fitting tribute to Ron Paul. #RNC #rnc2012

The Last Word ‏@TheLastWord
.@Hardball_Chris: @PaulRyanVP is essentially an “Ayn Rand devotee.”
#RNC2012 #msnbc2012

Jim Roberts ‏@nytjim
RT @AntDeRosa: Most on the floor are milling about, not
paying any attention to Mitch McConnell #RNC2012

Nato Green ‏@natogreen
Mitch McConnell PGA Tour “joke” is yet another reminder that Republicans don’t write good jokes. #asifweneededthereminder #GOP2012 #RNC2012

Jim ‏@MentatBashar
A golf joke about Obama? Seriously? After the bush vacation series?
Weak stuff. #rnc2012 #rnc

AverageBro ‏@AverageBro
Same guy who said his ONLY goal was to make sure Obama didnt get reelected.
Nice. #McConnell #RNC2012


Hadassah Lebowitz ‏@hadassaheliana

Perhaps Mitch McConnell wasn’t the greatest choice to begin with. #RNC2012


Ginny Baker Gibbs ‏@GinnyRED57

Hey, it takes a lot to recover from 2 wars, banksters,
being attacked by terrists, and outsourcing jobs. #RNC2012

A Libertarian ‏@jfktruther
RON PAUL: 3rd Party Can Win If We Wake Up: http://bit.ly/RXUc8X #RONPAUL Run as #3rdParty!
Screw the #GOP & #RNC #gop2012 #rnc2012 #tcot

Joel Palmer ‏@PoliticalLogic
.@LaserOrbs Rand Paul is next

Joe Osborne ‏@JROsborne
Watching the #RNC2012, no real solutions offered, just mindless Obama-bashing.
Can’t wait to vote #GaryJohnson2012

Politics TBTimes ‏@PoliticsTBTimes
Next up: Jack Blades from Night Ranger. Wonder if his mic is low on purpose?
#rnc2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
The musical acts chosen for the #RNC2012 seem to be from a 50 year old aging rocker dad

jennifer anne cuddy ‏@anj11234
wow! That band sucks!! Do they also do wedding receptions??? #rnc2012

noland_nyc ‏@Noland_nyc
Watching the GOP/Republican convention is about as enjoyable
as getting a shard glass enema. #RNC2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
Rand Paul comes out to a standing ovation and a little Rush #RNC2012

Anjeanette Damon ‏@AnjeanetteDamon
Loud cheers for Rand Paul, but then again I’m standing between Nevada and Kentucky.
#rnc2012

Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
Rand Paul doesn’t like us “merciless” lefty blog.
He also apparently doesn’t like the Constitution. #RNC2012

thomas-purcell.com ‏@LotusTom
Paul: Obamacare is unconstitutional. Well, he doesn’t mince words. #rnc2012

Jim ‏@MentatBashar
Rand Paul knows more than the SCOTUS, absurd. #RNC2012 #CSPANRNC

NPI ‏@nwprogressive
At #RNC2012, Rand Paul says he “still thinks” Patient Protection Act is unconstitutional.
Suggests that James Madison agrees with him. Huh?

Trevor Lyman ‏@trevorlyman
GOP Destroys Integrity of #rnc2012 , Flagrantly Cheats #RonPaul2012
Out of Nomination http://bit.ly/OKqGPl @libertycrier

Bearded Stoner ‏@beardedstoner
Sarah Palin speaks tonight. In front of a mirror, into a hair brush, alone.
Like every night. #RNC2012

Alex Guillen ‏@alexcguillen
Is Rand Paul giving this speech from the surface of the sun? #RNC2012

Jamie ‏@jcm57
RT @OTOOLEFAN: Dear Rand Paul: How do you even HAVE a business WITHOUT roads?
#RandClown #RNC2012

MJ ‏@BeachPeanuts
Rand Paul’s ignorance is shocking. #RNC2012

JamilaJP ‏@JamilaJP
Hmm. Rand Paul says “an individual is stronger than a collective” then goes on
to tell a story of a successful FAMILY business #RNC2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
Rand Paul gets in his #RNC2012 required “You Didn’t Build That” reference
in from the podium of a government funded stadium

tifosies ‏@tifosies
RepRandPaul ‘s entire speech is based on a lie. Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment.
http://ow.ly/diMI0 #rnc2012

Aleah ‏@ASt_RN
“Success isn’t based on who you were, but what ya did [sic]” Paul Jr.
Except Wrong. #RNC2012

Jerri Stephenson ‏@jerrigirl
Rand Paul telling the first black president, son of single mom that
he doesn’t know the essence of the American Dream. #RNC2012

Martin Callaghan ‏@MartinCallaghan
#RandPaul speech heavy on support of immigrants #RNC2012

skullsinthestars ‏@drskyskull
Oh, sure, Rand Paul — try and get sympathy for Exxon-Mobil.
Truly the stupidest politician in America. #RNC2012

Imani ABL ‏@AngryBlackLady
Pro-tip: if you’re going to talk about Vietnamese peeps,
LEARN TO PRONOUNCE THEIR NAME. #RNC2012 #GOP2012 #Mitt2012

Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
Rand Paul logic: When you “punish” the rich with taxes, it’s your fault
when they fire people from their jobs to keep more money. #RNC2012


Luiza Ch. Savage ‏@luizachsavage

Rand Paul: “When you punish the Keystone pipeline, you punish the welder
who works on the pipeline.” #rnc2012

Raven Brooks ‏@ravenb
This crowd could not look more bored by this speech.
You gotta go straight racist to excite them Rand! #rnc2012

Chris Pumpelly ‏@chrispumpelly
I was really worried no one at this convention was going to gush over Reagan #RNC2012 #senrandpaul

Rivers Langley ‏@RiversLangley
I completely forgot about George W. Bush until just now. #RNC2012

1WhoStrays ‏@1WhoStrays
Sure ain’t about RMoney. RT @lizzwinstead: They should rename this whole thing
the Mepublican Convention #RNC2012 #PuttingTheMeINominmee

Brandon Larrabee ‏@BylineBrandon
When Laura Bush talks about Barney biting a reporter, some delegates clap.
They know how to make a guy feel welcome #rnc2012

Steven Brown ‏@Spectricide
GWB You did build this: #rnc2012

Elon James White ‏@elonjames
WAIT. WAIT. Did George W. Bush say “We know what it takes to be President.”
SIR THE ECONOMY IMPLODED ON YOUR WATCH!!! #RNC2012

SEWisconsinPatch ‏@SEWisconsnPatch
BREAKING: Here are some excerpts from @PaulRyanVP acceptance speech from later tonight.
http://aol.it/SV531g #wigop #RNC2012

Steve King ‏@steveking_
That was the closest Bush can get to the party. Still toxic.
LBJ + Nixon. He’ll be allowed back next time though. #rnc2012

Sam Seaborn ‏@SamSeaborn
And with that, the two Bushes will now disappear from sight
until after the election. #RNC2012

Marcos Saldivar ‏@MarcosJSaldivar
Ann Romney courts Latino voters, urges they get past biases.
“You people really know how to party.” http://abcn.ws/OsjBCA @ABC #RNC2012

Kelly ‏@KLSouth
Next up at 8pm: McCain. Thume. Portman….
Good time to go rake your yard. #RNC2012

Gen JC Christian ‏@JC_Christian
W wants to get this over quick.
“That case of NyQuil won’t drink itself!” #Rnc2012

Nato Green ‏@natogreen
Someone please send a bottle of whiskey to my office. #RNC2012 #GOP2012 #fb

Rania Khalek ‏@RaniaKhalek
BREAKING: Old white dude will soon address #RNC2012.

skullsinthestars ‏@drskyskull
McCain starts: “I had hopes, once…”
I thought he was about to go into bitter old man mode right off the bat.
#RNC2012

Alpha Harlot ‏@AlphaHarlot
Highway to the Danger Zone? I’d say that’s about right #McCain #RNC2012

thomas-purcell.com ‏@LotusTom
McCain looks irritated when people applaud,
‘hey people STFU, I’m speaking’ #rnc2012 #tcot

Joy Reid ‏@TheReidReport
Wow, people are milling around like crazy on the floor
while John McCain, the 2008 nominee, is speaking. #RNC2012 #msnbc2012

David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC
I love the part of the McCain speech when he talks about Libya
and the bin Laden raid. Oh, wait… #rnc2012

Raven Brooks ‏@ravenb
Here we go, Iran war mongering.
Followed by chants of “USA! USA!” #rnc2012

skywaker9 ‏@skywaker9
Is it 2004 again John McCain, the whole “Timetables for withdrawal
mean the terrorists win”. BS? #rnc2012

Marc Love ‏@marcslove
Even the #RNC2012 delegates are struggling to muster enthusiasm.

RightWingWatch MA ‏@RWwatchMA
RT @otoolefan: Debt Clock ticks away as McCain pimps for MORE
Defense spending, MORE Wars. #RNC2012 #mapoli

Gabe Ortíz ‏@TUSK81
Let me know when McCain yells at the delegates from Guam to get off his lawn.
#GOP2012 #RNC2012

Brandon Larrabee ‏@BylineBrandon
Paul delegates walking around concourse chanting “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.”
So there’s that #rnc2012

Christina Henderson ‏@Miss_CTINA

I think McCain is in the minority in that arena of wanting to go into Syria.
Should be familiar to him. #RNC2012

Gabe Ortíz ‏@TUSK81
Let us remember that wonderful, warm moment when war-loving McCain lost the presidency in 2008.
#GOP2012 #RNC2012

iCharles ‏@charlesnroll
why didn’t mccain trust mitt enough to pick him in 08? babbling rubbish. #rnc2012

Adam Kurzawa ‏@kurzawapower

McCain trusts Romney to be our President? This coming from the guy
who thought Sarah Palin would make a great VP. #RNC2012

thomas-purcell.com ‏@LotusTom
Man, McCains speech was factually right on the money,
but listening to him is like getting root canal. #rnc2012 #tcot

Rebekah Metzler ‏@rebekahmetzler
Convention disrupted with tea partners chanting
“so goes the nation, as Maine goes” #mepolitics #rnc2012

Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
Hearing #MEGOP #RonPaul delegates present,seated in guest section.
Refuse to take delegation seats,participate rest of #RNC2012 #mepolitics

Joy Reid ‏@TheReidReport
Just like yday’s floor vote disruption, the Paulite protest
was heavy with Texas delegates, “standing up for Maine.” #RNC2012 #msnbc2012

Steven Dennis ‏@StevenTDennis
Ron Paul delegates walk out en masse again in protest
over stripping half of his Maine delegates #RNC2012

Sujata Mitra ‏@SujataCQRC
Just witnessed @ronpaul supporters protest out of #rnc2012 #fb

Jon Ralston ‏@RalstonFlash
Liberty has left the building! #paulprotest #rnc2012

Chris Redfern ‏@ODPChairman
Oh look, a real live birther on the TV. #rnc2012 Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Luke Brinker ‏@LukeBrinker
I’ve never seen so many gray, pasty, pudgy white people in my life. #rnc2012 #gop2012

Michael Hammer ‏@TheNotoriousMJH
Transcript of Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at RNC http://bit.ly/Q2EUwe #RNC2012 #GOP2012

Brian W. Schoeneman ‏@BrianSchoeneman
The arena seems much calmer, less energized tonight than last night. Fewer folks in the stands. #rnc2012


Jason Putorti ‏@putorti

The Ron Paul people just stormed out chanting, “as goes Maine, so goes the nation.” #RNC2012

Jamil Smith ‏@JamilSmith
These two attorneys general yelling about Obamacare and “taxes” are having the effect of playing easy listening at a rock concert. #RNC2012

Bill Cortese ‏@BillCortese
Since Maine’s Ron Paul delegates walked out of the convention does that mean I can take their seats? #RNC2012 #RNCCONVENTION

skywaker9 ‏@skywaker9
YEAH REPEAL OBAMNEY CARE! Mitt Romney would never propose something like that, oh wait.. #rnc2012

Craig Robinson ‏@IowaGOPer
Make it stop, or show the Ron Paul supports chanting about Maine. #rnc2012

Gerald Farinas ‏@GeraldFarinas
This is the most boring convention I’ve ever seen. #election2012 #rnc2012

ShirL ‏@ShirLB702
Buh bye! Dont let the door hit you on the way out!
RT @RalstonFlash: Liberty has left the building! #paulprotest #rnc2012

Marlene Zenker ‏@mokeyZ
#RNC2012 Thune – another liar

Dawn ‏@dawn9476
POTUS has been harder on terrorism than Bush was and the right
really can’t stand it so that is why they say he’s been soft. #RNC2012

McKenzie Wark ‏@mckenziewark
All it needs to complete the picture is klan hoods. #RNC2012

Sandi Behrns ‏@SandiBehrns
Gee – this doesn’t seem scripted at all. #rnc2012

Rick ‏@RichmondDistRic
The national debt. We built that
(with two unfunded wars and fruitless and unnecessary tax cuts) #RNC2012

Bill McMorris ‏@BillMcMorris
Theory: GOP is bombing on purpose so Ryan doesn’t have to face
the high bar set for Christie yesterday #RNC2012

Laura ‏@GOPrincess
Awaiting the #RNC2012 speech from Rob Portman, R-Ohio…
We will see the proof that Mitt Romney picked the right Veep. #GOP2012

skullsinthestars ‏@drskyskull
Stepped away from #RNC2012 for a while until the urge to hurt myself goes away.
Let me know when the MYSTERY SPEAKER arrives!

Raven Brooks ‏@ravenb
I’m switching to whiskey, I can’t take this anymore.
I’m no longer responsible for this twitter account. #rnc2012

Ron Paul ‏@RonPaul_2012
Ron Paul supporters protest in halls of convention – Fox News (blog)
http://bit.ly/PwcC9Q #RonPaul #tlot #tcot

Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
Throwing in my chips on Snoozefest Day 3 #RNC2012;
a gal can only take so much punishment! #mepolitics

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(VIDEO) Maine Ron Paul Supporting Delegates’ Interviews, Post RNC 2012 Walk-Out

Posted on August 29, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pete Harring: “I was jammed- I was duly elected as a delegate by the State of Maine, by a thousand of my fellow Republicans, who knew exactly who I was going to vote for.”

(Interruption, as loud chants of “Mitt Romney!” and “Ron Paul” drown Harring out; rude behavior by one unnamed Romeny supporter, who pointed to his back to emphasize his point)

Harring continued: “It’s time that the American people understand that we’re all being screwed here. If it can happen to me, if it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody and everybody.”

There were interviews with other Maine delegates; one statement jumps out: “I am going to focus my efforts on electing Republicans on the state and local level.” When asked about working on the presidential race, the answer was, “No. That is not going to be my priority.”

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(UPDATEDx2) Proposed Maine RNC Delegate List Released

Posted on August 23, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

(This list of names was read on-air this morning by WLOB’s Ray Richardson. ~AP)

BDN 1:30pm story:

The 20 Maine Republicans committed to Paul continue to reject compromise and insist that they all be seated at the national convention that begins Monday.

Ashley Ryan, a Paul supporter who was elected Maine’s new Republican national committeewoman during the state party convention, is at the national convention site in Tampa, Fla. She reaffirmed Thursday morning that her group will not agree to any compromise.

Despite Wednesday’s negative ruling from the Committee on Contests and the RNC’s endorsement of that ruling today, the Maine delegates pledged to Paul will take their case to the convention credentials committee, which is scheduled to meet this afternoon and Friday, according to Ryan.

“We were all duly elected and we should all be duly seated,” she said. “When you look at the case, it would be an embarrassment to the party, to [presumptive presidential nominee] Mitt Romney and to Maine if we’re not seated.”

PPH 1 pm story:

“Members of the Republican National Committee voted Thursday to split Maine’s delegation to the national convention into two separate groups, awarding roughly half of the state’s 20 contested delegates to Mitt Romney and half to Ron Paul, a Maine party official said.

Charlie Webster, chairman of the Maine Republican Party, said the RNC Committee on Contests had hoped that Maine’s contingent of 20 Paul delegates would agree to the split. But the Paul delegates rebuffed the deal, so the RNC committee went ahead and named the individuals who will represent Maine on the floor of the Republican National Convention, Webster said.

The Paul delegates now have the option of appealing the Contests Committee’s decision to the convention’s Credentials Committee, which is expected to meet later Thursday. Paul supporters have said they would take their case to the convention floor on Monday, if necessary.”

Here are the names:

Maine At-Large Delegates

Paul LePage
Mike Wallace
Brent Tweed
William Schneider
Dale Crafts
Bryan Daugherty
Ashley Ryan
Kevin Pierce
David Emery
Bobby Reynold
Bernard Johnson
Alex Titcomb
Peter Cianchette
Garrett Mason
John Atkinson

Maine At-Large Alternates

Ann LePage
Jedidiah Curtis
Cody Morgan
Linda Gahagan
Ann Robinson
Dorris Russell
Sara Galope
Thomas Sarbanis II
Elaine Bridge
Mark Ellis
Tony Oberley
Dave Savage
Avery Day
Jim Donnelly
Tim Woodcock

CD-1 Delegates

Linda Bean
Aaron Libby
Charlie Summers

CD-1 Alternates

Michael Coleman
Russell Montgomery
Jan Love

CD-2 Delegates

Stavros Mendros
Josh Tardy
Hayes Gahagan

CD-2 Alternates

Andrea Lane
Julie Morgan
Brian Violette

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(UPDATE) RNC to Maine GOP: Split The Delegates

Posted on August 22, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Cross posted at Dirigo Blue)

(5pm update) Not so fast:

Brent Tweed, one of the Maine delegates whose seat in Tampa is being challenged, said he and other pro-Paul delegates would not agree to such a proposition because they believe all 20 delegates were properly elected during the state GOP convention in May.

“We haven’t agreed to any deal,” Tweed said. “We think the [Republican National Committee] Contest Committee has to rule in our favor and seat all 20 delegates.”

The conflicting information comes just five days before the convention kicks off, creating a cloud of uncertainty over delegates from Maine as they prepare to head south.

Via MPBN:

Maine’s Republican chairman says the national party has made a decision on the contested seating of the state’s Ron Paul delegates at next week’s national convention.

Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster says the national party’s Committee on Contests today determined that party rules were broken when a slate of 20 Ron Paul delegates was elected at the state convention in May. Webster says the committee is now telling Paul supporters and mainstream Republicans who challenged them they can each pick 10 delegates.

If they don’t, the Republican National Committee will make the choices for them.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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BREAKING: Deal In Works To Seat Some Ron Paul Delegates; No Word Yet on Maine’s 21

Posted on August 21, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

UPDATE, 4:15 pm– Nothing official regarding Maine yet, but rumor has it that Maine has rejected the RNC’s offer. Waiting for confirmation.

Here is a link to ongoing conversation threads, for those who want to follow along in real time.

CNN sharing the story as of an hour ago:

The RNC has agreed to seat 17 Ron Paul delegates from Louisiana, which has been a major point of contention between the Paul campaign and the Romney campaign. In addition, the RNC will also seat additional Paul delegates from Massachusetts, ending the controversy in that state.

There are still ongoing discussions over disputed delegates from Maine, which is being negotiated by Paul advisors, RNC officials and senior Romney staff.

Earlier today, Maine GOP national delegate Matt McDonald posted some thoughts on the situation:

As many of you know the Maine Delegation to the Republican National Convention is sitting in limbo right now… The question that has to be asked is “Why”?

Why are twenty one Delegates, that is one percent of one percent of the total number of Delegate, being treated in such a fashion? Why are twenty one Delegates being treated as if they are some type of threat to the Republican National Convention?

The answer isn’t that Maine Republicans do not support them.They have the full support of Governor Paul LePage (the Governor has threatened to boycott the RNC if the Delegates are not seated), Chairman Charlie Webster, dozens of GOP State Legislators and thousands of Maine Republicans.

The answer isn’t that the Maine Republican Convention back in May was run incorrectly. The parliamentarian, the specialist in Robert’s Rules of Order, did not object to how the Convention was run by the Ron Paul supporting chairman.

The answer isn’t even that the candidate that the Delegates are supporting has a chance of winning.

I am not sure what the answer is, but one thing is for sure: the Maine Delegates deserve much better than limbo.

This story will be updated as needed.

*Related: BREAKING: Maine’s Ron Paul Delegates Reject Webster’s Compromise, Setting Up Messy GOP Convention

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BREAKING: Maine’s Ron Paul Delegates Reject Webster’s Compromise, Setting Up Messy GOP Convention

Posted on August 7, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

“I say: SEAT MAINE’S DELEGATION … Enough is enough … Republicans are supposed to stand against wrong and stand up for right … The idea of standing up for right is what gave birth to this Party.

Seat our delegation … Do what is right and then let’s focus on the target … Restoring our economy to prosperity, returning to the Constitutional principles that founded this nation and served her well until the 1930s and regaining the moral authority that made the Republican Party something I was proud to be a part of.

We have a choice. We can either be the Party of principle, or we can be the Party of pettiness.

I am watching and so are many others … Seat our delegation and save this once Grand Ole Party”
Ray Richardson

A few weeks ago, the Maine Ron Paul delegates sent a notice of contest to the RNC (see pdf below). The RNC, via Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster, responded to those delegates over the weekend with the following compromise offer:

1. A majority of the delegates sign a statement agreeing that, if Ron Paul is not on the ballot, they will vote at the Convention for Mitt Romney.

2. Instead of Brent Tweed, Charlie Webster or Paul LePage would serve as the spokesperson for the delegation and announce the votes cast for president. That spokesperson would also handle all media on behalf of the Maine delegation.

3. There will be nothing negative said about Mitt Romney or positive said about Obama (especially to media).

4. The Delegation will be admitted to the Convention, and to all committee assignments, without barrier.

5. The Contest brought by Jan Staples and Peter Cianchette will be withdrawn.

Now comes word that those same delegates have said “no deal” to Webster:

Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul rejected a compromise from the chairman of Maine’s Republican party, raising the stakes in a political showdown that could result in the state losing its coveted delegate seats during the upcoming Republican National Convention.

In May, Ron Paul supporters showed up in large numbers to the Maine GOP and elected 20 Paul backers to the state’s 24 delegate seats. But Mitt Romney and some members of the state GOP are challenging the results, and say in-fighting could result in Maine delegates not being seated at the Republican National Convention later this month.

Later this week, a committee of Republican leaders from around the country will meet in Washington, D.C., to begin considering what role, if any, Maine’s 24-member delegation will play at the GOP national convention where Mitt Romney is expected to be formally nominated.

CD Maine Delegates and Alternates Notice of Contest

The press release from the Ron Paul delegates:

Maine’s Elected Republican National Delegates Say “No Deal” to Their Challengers

Portland, Maine, August 7, 2012 – By unanimous vote of those present, the 40 contested members of the Maine Delegation to the Republican National Convention being held this month in Tampa, Florida, did not accept a deal put forward by Charles Webster, State GOP Chairman.

Brent Tweed, the elected Chairman for the Delegation, notes that the proposal would have required the delegates to sign a binding pledge to cast their votes for Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention if Ron Paul did not appear on the ballot.

Speaking on the decision, Tweed said, “We were rightfully elected by the Republicans of Maine to represent them as unbound delegates in Tampa. It is unreasonable for the Republican Party at either the national or state level, or for any campaign for President, to attempt to pressure the Maine Delegation to vote any particular way. We will not be intimidated into signing political deals under threat of being unseated. We are accountable to the Maine Republicans who elected us, not the Mitt Romney Campaign.”

Additionally, the proposal would have required elected Delegation Chairman Tweed to relinquish his responsibility as spokesman for the Delegation. According to Tweed, the Delegation Chair is traditionally the individual who announces the votes cast by the State Delegation, but the proposal requires that the responsibility be given to a delegate who supports Mitt Romney.

Webster said the contest would be withdrawn providing the Delegation members agreed to a deal he reportedly brokered with the Mitt Romney Campaign, according to Tweed.

Both Governor LePage and National Committeeman Rick Bennett have stated their support for the Delegation. LePage’s office stated last week, “Governor Paul LePage stands behind Maine Republican National Committeeman Rick Bennett’s position that all Maine Delegates should be seated at the Republican National Convention.”

Many elected members of the State Legislature have signed a petition requesting the withdrawal of the contest, including Senator Lois Snowe-Mello (R-Auburn), Rep. Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro), Rep. Rich Cebra (R-Naples), Rep. Beth O’Connor (R-Berwick), Rep. Ellie Espling (R-New Gloucester), Rep. Ryan Harmon (R-Palermo), Rep. Mike McClellan (R-Raymond) and Rep. Stacey Guerin (R-Glenburn).

Snowe-Mello was on the Romney slate of Delegates at the State GOP Convention in May but states, “I feel that we should allow the people who were elected to attend the National Convention to represent our State Republicans. These are folks who believe in the founding principles of our forefathers. We should be proud that they are Republicans and are our future. I stand by the Governor and Rick Bennett.”

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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

Posted on May 6, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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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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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