This was sent in by Nathan from Maryland. Thank you for the inspiring information, Nathan. - Allan
Paul needs the delegates to win and the Congress critters to get
things done once elected. How is your state doing?
Please work on getting your delegates and see if anyone in your group
would be willing to run for Congress.
here is a local cartoon: The headline on the newspaper reads:
"Ron Paul supporters outnumber GOP on primary ballot"
Ron Paul supporters file full slate of delegates, 6 candidates for Congress
Tags: Ron Paul, Collins Bailey
Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign filed a full slate of delegates and will vie for the Republican nomination in six congressional districts, PolitickerMD.com has learned.
The movement was largely independent of Paul's national campaign
organization, comprised mostly of volunteers recruiting fellow
Collins Bailey, a Republican candidate in the 5th District for
Congress and for RNC delegate, acted as State Captain.
"There were so many more persons wanting to be Ron Paul delegates than
what was actually needed," Bailey said. "Some were calling Ron Paul's
headquarters asking to be delegates. In the meanwhile someone
mentioned to the folks at headquarters that we were already way ahead
in getting to know each other in Maryland."
"I was the first in the state to file as a Republican delegate and had
been explaining the process to some others, so the Ron Paul
organization just started forwarding the requests they were getting to
Now Paul's national campaign will receive a list of delegates, sign
off on it to the State Party and the Board of Elections and designate
the group "committed" Ron Paul delegates.
Maryland Republicans will select 68 delegates and alternates for their
party's 2008 convention in Minnesota's Twin Cities: 48 district
delegates and alternates elected in the February 12th primary and 20
at-large delegates and alternates to be selected at the Spring state
Successful district delegates are bound to the Republican candidate
who wins their districts, while at large delegates are bound to the
winner of the state primary.
Maryland delegates can be "released" (free to vote for someone else)
by the candidate they are bound to, if their candidate receives under
35% in the first two rounds of balloting, or if the convention reaches
a third ballot.