WATERVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine GOP delegates are home after a week at the Republican National Convention, and the first order of business was a special party meeting to regroup.
Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said party representatives gathered in Waterville to discuss delegates' conduct at the RNC and what it means for the party's future.
Maine Ron Paul delegates made national headlines when they walked out of the convention in protest on Tuesday.
With clothespins on their noses, they protested their failed appeal to have all of Maine's Ron Paul delegates seated at the convention.
An RNC committee recommended Maine's delegates be split evenly between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, but Paul had won a majority of the degates at the Maine GOP State Convention.
"They pretty much kind of ignored us," said Pete Harring, a Ron Paul Delegate to the convention. "So that was the main reason that we all got up and started to walk out, because we just felt that we didn't get treated fairly."
Despite the perceived party snub, Harring said he walks away from the walk-out experience "exhilirated," especially after seeing Republican support from other states at the convention.
But instead of calling the protest exhiliarting, the Chairman of the Maine GOP is calling it "inappropriate."
"There were a number of delegates who were passionate, and perhaps didn't act in an appropriate way," said Webster.
But he added that "none of that matters now," and is confident that the Maine GOP will be unified for the Novemeber election.
"We win elections from the ground up," said Webster, "and that's what we're going to do."
He said if Maine stays under the caucus system, the GOP may have to adjust some state convention rules. He said they might increase security and check credentials on the floor more carefully.
While Paul protesters like Harring are pledging support for Romney and the Republican Party, he said the Maine GOP may need to change to stay strong in the future.
"We need to move forward and we need to get some good fresh ideas in if we want to keep growing," said Harring.
The Maine GOP holds party elections this December.