The Republican National Committee has sent a stern letter to the
Nevada Republican Party warning the state not to draw too heavily from
supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) for its delegates, reports DC insider blog “The Hill.” If the delegation fails to feature the 20 out of 28 supporters it
needs for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R), the national
committee has warned that it will refuse to seat them at the Republican
National Convention this summer.
Rachel Maddow has reported that at this juncture, no delegates have been awarded to any of the
candidates from Michigan, Iowa and other states including Nevada. Paul
and his supporters have been using their own strategy, including some of
the more obscure rules of delegate selection, to pack state committees
with their own delegates.
Paul enjoys strong support in Nevada.
National officials are becoming worried that the congressman’s
popularity could throw a wrench into the works of an otherwise smooth
nomination process for Romney.