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A Revolution Comes to Minnesota

Ron Paul devotees take over a state party.

11:50 AM, May 24, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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“You know what the funny thing about this is these are liberty people, they don’t take orders,” Stebbins says with a smile. “So you can imagine how fun that is to organize.”

“There have been complaints that Ron Paul’s followers have somehow illegitimately hijacked the process, but that’s simply not the case,” says Ed Morrissey, a blogger at the influential website HotAir.com, a longtime Republican activist in Minnesota, and no Paul supporter. “They have done this the right way. They have followed the rules. They organized. They showed up. They followed through. And that’s democracy.”

Stebbins predicts the Paul delegates won’t cause a fracas in Tampa. “The people who were elected as national delegates are a little more refined,” she says. “I don’t think you’re going to see any disruptions at the national convention.”

Not in 2012, at least, but there’s always 2016 or 2020. And a senator from Kentucky named Rand Paul.

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