AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - With Ron Paul forces in control, the Maine Republican Convention has elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman to the GOP national convention.
The names of 15 at-large delegates from Maine to the Tampa, Fla., convention were posted Sunday morning as the state convention entered its second day. Ron Paul supporters essentially took over the convention Saturday after electing a convention chairman. Maine has a total of 24 delegates.
Paul finished a close second behind Mitt Romney in Maine's presidential caucuses but those results were nonbinding.
Charles Cragin, a Romney supporter who lost Saturday's bid to chair the convention, calls the turn of events "bizarre." He says the Paul-led delegation may not be seated at the national convention because of violations of rules of procedure this weekend in Augusta.
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