St. Charles County, Mo., loves Ron Paul
The Kansas City Star
Just in case you were wondering (and who wouldn’t be?) Ron Paul was the winner of the Republican caucus in St. Charles County Tuesday night.
Apparently Paul delegates packed the caucus in Missouri’s third largest county. Last night was actually a do-over. The first attempt on March 17 had to be abandoned because of hostilities, mostly between Paul’s supporters and those rooting for Rick Santorum.
As this St. Louis Post-Dispatch story explains, a Ron Paul activist, Brent Stafford, got himself elected chair of the caucus over David Cole, the state GOP chairman. That was a step up for Stafford from the first caucus, which ended with him being arrested.
The net result was 147 delegates for Paul. They get to appear at upcoming district and state conventions, which will choose delegates to attend the Republican National Convention in September.
So who won Missouri’s caucus? We still don’t know. But with Mitt Romney’s nomination now all but inevitable, who cares?