Rep. Ron Paul lost his last chance to have his name put forth at the Republican National Convention over the weekend when he failed to get a plurality of delegates at the Nebraska Republican state convention -- his last shot at hitting the required plurality of delegates from five delegations. Now all the state conventions have taken place and Paul came up just short -- he reached a plurality in four states.
From the Los Angeles Times:
The Nebraska convention went smoothly despite earlier fears that the proceedings could become unruly, to the extent that the state GOP and Paul supporters released a statement promising to keep things cordial.
Paul finished third during that primary, behind Rick Santorum, with 10% of the vote. But delegates were nonbinding until Saturday’s convention, leaving the opportunity open for Paul supporters to seize a plurality of their support, as they had in Iowa, Louisiana, Maine and Minnesota.
Instead, Paul’s presence at the national convention will probably be limited to a rally his campaign is holding a day prior to the main event, which will be joined by two separate rallies held by supporters of Paul’s libertarian causes.