Paul leads among applicants for GOP convention delegates in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Supporters of Ron Paul's bid for the Republican presidential nomination have picked up more than 100 petitions to become convention delegates for the Texas congressman.

That leads the pack among potential GOP presidential delegates who want to be on the ballot during the Feb. 5 primary.

There are 74 people seeking to be delegates for Fred Thompson, a former Tennessee senator, and 72 for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The office of state election coordinator is vetting each petition to ensure it has at least 100 signatures from people eligible to vote for the delegate.

Campaigns can designate up to 24 at-large delegates and six per congressional district.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Cynthia Location: Georgia on Jan 24, 2008 at 07:14 AM
    Many of my relatives live in the great states of Tennessee and feel that Ron Paul is the only candidate worthy of the office of President. He has a consistent record of abiding by our Constitution - the law of the land. He will serve this country not big business. That is why the media despises him. That is why big money, which is "Enron"ing our economy despise him. VOTE FOR FREEDOM!!!
  • by Ctech Location: Tn on Dec 28, 2007 at 11:33 PM
    Tennessee loves Ron Paul


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