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Nebraska Republican Convention draws national attention
The eyes of the nation will be on Grand Island this weekend. There's a major decision regarding the GOP nominee for president of the United States could be decided.
Ron Paul, who stopped actively campaigning back in May, could be nominated for president alongside Mitt Romney if enough votes are cast.
Nebraska is Paul's last chance to be nominated.
That's right. Under party rules, if Ron Paul gets a plurality of votes from at least five states, he can be nominated as president at the Republican National Convention in Florida.
He has met that threshold in four states, but it has come at a cost, if the form of clashes between the Tea Party and Republicans.
As Nebraska republicans prepare to gather for their annual convention, one name on the guest list could potentially be vice president.
Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, who is among several prominent Republicans mentioned as potential running mates for Mitt Romney this fall, is scheduled to attend the convention.
Not scheduled to attend? Rowdy and unruly crowds.
That was the scene in Louisiana last month where chaos broke out after Ron Paul supporters won delegates and some arrests were made. Something the Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska hopes doesn't happen.
Laura Ebke, Chairwomen, Nebraska Republican Liberty Caucus, along with Nebraska Republican Party Chairman Mark Fahleson issued a joint statement late Monday night saying, quote:
"There is something called the Nebraska Way. It's honesty. Being cordial and neighborly. Practicing The Golden Rule. And when differences occur, shaking hands and agreeing to disagree in a respectful way. It's important to us that the NEGOP Convention be conducted The Nebraska Way."
After being warned by party officials in other states, the Republican Party had plans to hire security for the first time. But those plans have since been scaled back.
Governor Heineman will not be attending the convention. He will be attending the National Governor's Association Annual Meeting in Virginia.
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