Skip to comments.Ron Paul Dominates At-Large Delegate Slate [in Iowa]
Posted on 05/11/2012 1:36:20 PM PDT by jjotto
Iowa Republicans have a total of 28 delegates to this years national convention in Tampa, Florida. Two delegate selection committee members from each of the states four congressional districts met at the Republican headquarters in Des Moines today to draft the slate of 13 at-large delegates that must be ratified by convention delegates at the state convention on June 15th.
Each state is awarded delegates based on a number of factors. Each state starts with ten delegates, five for each U.S. Senator. States are then awarded three delegates for every congressional district. The three members of the Republican National Committee, including the State Chairman, National Committeewoman, and the National Committeeman, also each receive a delegate spot. That means the base number for national delegates for Iowa is 25.
Iowa was also awarded three additional delegates, bringing the total to 28, because the state elected a Republican governor in 2010, 50 percent of the U.S. House seats in the state are represented by Republicans, and Republicans control the Iowa House of Representatives.
Below is the slate of delegates that the committee selected.
Governor Terry Branstad/ U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley/ Margaret Stoldorf Chair of Montgomery County GOP and Santorum Supporter/ Michelle Bullock Polk County Contributor to Ron Paul/ James Mills State Central Committee Member for Floyd County and Paul Supporter/ Steven Anders Pottawattamie County Director for Ron Paul/ Roger Leahy Jefferson County Ron Paul Coordinator/ Mark Hansen Pottawattamie County Ron Paul Coordinator/ Will Johnson Dubuque County Ron Paul Organizer/ Lexy Nuzum Madison County Ron Paul supporter/ Andrea Bie Allamakee County Ron Paul Supporter/ David Fischer State Central Committee Member and Ron Pauls Iowa Co-Chair/ Drew Ivers State Central Committee Member and Ron Pauls Iowa Chair
Alternate At-Large Delegates
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds/ State Senator Brad Zaun Polk County, Bachmann State Chair/ Dr. Cody Hoefert Santorum supporter and Lyon County GOP Chair/ Ruth Long Longtime GOP activist from Union County/ Dr. Sam Clovis Santorum supporter from Plymouth County also a radio show host/ Jeff Jorgensen Pottawattamie GOP Chair/ Lisa Smith Former State Central Committee Member, close friend to Steve Scheffler and Gopal Krishna/ David Wiederstein Cass County GOP Chair/ Mike Gresham Fremont County Chair/ Jenifer Bowen Executive Director of Iowa Right to Life/ John Bowery Page County GOP Chair and Ron Paul Supporter/ Tracee Knapp Ringold County/ Therese Davis Former Chair of Guthrie County GOP
1. The slate has to be approved at the state convention on June 16.
2. Only Branstad and Grassley are sure fire Romney votes.
3. While the alternate delegate list is more diverse, only actual delegates get to vote.
4. The list doesnt contain a single Romney supporter outside of the elected officials.
5. The list is dominated by people from Southwest Iowa.
6. There is not a single person from Scott or Linn County.
7. Kurt Brown and Dave Jamison were selected to be At-Large Electors
The current makeup of this slate guarantees Ron Paul 10 of Iowas 28 delegates. Paul will also be supported by State Chairman A.J. Spiker and National Committeeman Steve Scheffler, which brings his total 12 delegates. Paul only needs to have three delegates elected from the District Nominating Caucuses the night before the state convention to secure a majority of Iowas delegates. He will easily get the three delegates he needs.
Ron Paul's strength is a loud shout that Romney hasn't closed the deal.
You’re delusional, almost as much so as Ron Paul.
Ron Paul - Iran’s favorite candidate more than 0’Hussien O’Zero
I did not mean to indicate Ron Paul could be the nominee. Paul’s strength indicates that Romney couldn’t motivate the GOP-E in Iowa to fight for party control.
kook paul supporters have always been disconnected from reality.
kook paul is just gloming onto a very specific subset of voter. Thos are the same fringe that would vote for a third party regardless.
You are correct.
But the point isn’t Paul, it is that the Establishment can’t keep control.
The Tired Old Party might be ripe for a Tea Party-type takeover.
I had assumed that the behind-the-scenes guys in the GOP would keep the Iowa GOP leadership in the Romney camp. That Paulistinians could bounce them means that almost anyone could.
Maybe the reason why the national RINOs are taking TV jobs is because they know that they can’t be power brokers anymore.
” - - - This is a follow-up because so many FReepers and the MSM misunderstand how Iowa actually chooses Republican National Convention delegates.”
You can say that again!
First Bachmann wins the Iowa Straw Poll. Then Romney wins the early count of the Iowa Caucuses, and within a shake of a lamb’s tail Santorum wins in the late count.
Now your article predicts that Ron Paul will have the majority of voting delegates from Iowa.
If Paul’s plan to cut 1 TRILLION dollars in year-to-year Federal spending, and abolish 5 Federal Departments are the main reasons for Iowa Delegates to thaw out their opposition to Paul, then it might later be said that “the way Iowa goes, so goes the Nation.”
BTW, “T” is for Texas, Tampa and those of us who are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!”
So a shout out from a liberal nut bag to a liberal RINO is supposed to make us feel better?
I can’t stand either Romney or Paul. I won’t vote for either of them. But especially Paul. I hate truthers and I won’t support one. He needs to go back to the libertarian party and STFU. He needs to take his Occutards along with him.
I’m voting for Ron Paul because there is no way I will vote for Romney.
If conservatives can increase their numbesr in House, and take control of the Senate, whoever is our president won’t be able to do a lot to screw us.
I’m not anti Paul, but his supporters are very disruptive and always seem to be looking for trouble and causing chaos within the Party; anyway, that’s what’s happening in AZ.
They call themselves patriots and behave like thugs.
Here are some more reasons to vote for Ron Paul in the remaining Primary elections:
1.) It will drive the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) and their Rove-style political consultants NUTS!
2.) It will deny statistical support to Romney.
3.) It could result in an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
4.) It would irritate the snot out of the GOP-E.
5.) It will put the GOP-E on notice that we think that their RINO Party has done NOTHING since we sent 89 TEA Party men and women to the US Congress in 2010.
6.) An OPEN Convention is our ONLY chance of a successful DUMP ROMNEY campaign.
7.) A superb, true “Dark Horse” Republican Nominee needs an OPEN Convention to replace Romney.
BTW, did I mention the sheer joy of the GOP-Endorsers publicly eating crow?
[To Jim Robinson: No need to reply, as this is just a FYI.]
Actually, the Paul people are very well organized and are pulling off upsets like this in state delegations all over the US. That is, the “official” tally is wildly different from the *actual* delegates.
Importantly, while they do not have the “juice” to win the nomination, they can hopefully block the onerous Romney from a first ballot win. And that can mean “peace and love” between Paul supporters and conservatives.
That is, instead of the onerous Romney, conservatives, who will probably be 60-70% of the total delegates, will get to choose the nominee. However, that nominee is going to have to offer a *lot* to the Paul people for their support.
Importantly, what the prospective conservative will agree to is the “overlap” between conservatives and Paul libertarians. And that is a very big overlap.
In practical terms, my guesses to what the conservative will have to agree to:
1) BIG cuts in government, not just cuts in the rate of growth of government. And this is not just him, but the congressional leadership is going to have to agree to this as well.
2) A strong defense, but a lot less foreign involvement in wars that do not directly affect us. With the president not acting unilaterally anymore.
3) Returning a LOT of federal power to the states. This includes giving a LOT of their land back. Massive conventional energy development. Much more mining. The end to treaties that seek to erode American power.
4) De-police stating much of the US.
There is a lot here that conservatives and Paul supporters can agree on.
What you’ve posted is the recipe for the death of the Iowa caucuses. About damn time too.
The Iowa caucuses, as you know, are part of the political party ‘housekeeping’ that is required in a free democracy. Every state has caucuses (or equivalent meetings) to organize political parties. Not every state uses caucuses to select presidential candidates, and neither does Iowa.
The non-binding Iowa caucus presidential preference vote isn’t going away because Iowa would be willing to take a delegate penalty (as Florida does) to keep advertising dollars coming in.
People need to grow up and understand the presidential preference vote at the Iowa caucuses doesn’t really mean anything on an official level.
The whole caucus process ought to eventually have the national convention delegation reflect delegates that respect the vote on caucus night. What we have now is a total co-opting of the process and Ron-freaking Paul in the running to have a majority of Iowa’s delegation to the national convention. That is so freakin’ wrong. I don’t have to leave the Iowa Republican party... it left me.
I like the way you think!
In my experience, Paultards don’t have staying power. I attribute Paul’s showing not to crafty supporters, but to Romney-fatigued party regulars just backing away. I’m guessing the off-year caucuses in 2014 (yes, there are caucuses in Iowa in non-presidential election years) will be ripe for a takeover by Tea Party/social conservatives.
In even large Iowa precincts, a group of ten people (sometimes less) who plan ahead can pretty much take over a caucus. Find local friends and plan ahead.
Iowa’s Republican establishment has gone from domination by people who care exclusively about abortion who, after the court decision, added gay marriage to their litmus test... to being taken over by Paulbots that are already turning-off donors, drying up the money spigot coming into the state party... a finance guy that was slated to stay on thru the state convention recently quit. It’s not going to get better any time soon.
We see in others what we despise in ourselves.
” - - - I like the way you think!”
What the Liberal Agenda Media has never figured out, is that the 2012 National Election will be the last National Election where Campaign topics other than the National Debt will be debated again.
IOW, when the grim reaper of financial reality forces Federal Politicians in “both” parties to pay the US Bond owners before payments to our Entitlement recipients, it will terminate discussion on the main topics that we chatter about so far in 2012.
This National election is all about the money, your grandchildren’s descendant’s money.
Ron Paul is to old and to disliked as being different from most voters picture a US President to look and sound like to win the Nomination.
Ron Paul is our last, best chance to have an OPEN Convention in Tampa, and for that alone he deserves our Primary voter support. He has soldiered on through this entire Primary Campaign. Let us help him establish a beachhead on the Shores of Tampa!
My Favorite Dark Horse was R Sc US Senator Jim DeMint, but I have been told by those in the know that Jim will not run for POTUS.
Fortunately, there are many other great potential nominees who would be far more acceptable to us than any of the Primary Candidates so far, but a “Dump Romney” action requires an OPEN Convention.
For those who object to Paul as a Nominee, then treat him as a tired old political soldier who will, with our help, win the Battle to achieve an OPEN Convention in Tampa. THEN the delegates can win the War, and choose the best Nominee to solve our National Debt Problem.
Remember, this election is all about the money, your grandchildren’s descendant’s money - - - - .
What is the best way that you can use your Primary vote to help the financial future of your descendants?
Followup Ron Paul and his Voters Jihadists useful Idiots!
It’s sad to see the party of Lincoln so deeply infected with the doctrines of Stephen A. Douglas. It’s especially galling to see it happen in my own state, since my forebears fought and bled for the Union and helped lay the foundations of the grand old party here.
I’m not the one who blames America for the attacks on 9/11. Paul is. I am proud of my country, Paul isn’t.
Take your paultard loving someplace else. HE’s not loved here.
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