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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