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March 5, 2015

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Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago.

TAMPA, Fla.— For Nevada politico Patty Cafferata, the intrigue, plotting and wariness among opposing factions at a national convention is nothing new. Cafferata has been attending conventions since 1956, when, at the age of 15, she accompanied her parents to see Dwight D. Eisenhower accept the Republican nomination. “Talk about different,” Cafferata said. “Then, they held a receiving line, and you could literally shake Eisenhower’s hand. Now, you have to ...

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Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago.

GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess— a planned intermission to make way for tropical storm Isaac. Even though the proceedings lasted less than five minutes, groups of both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney delegates stood warily by in case either faction tried something unexpected. “There’s an awful lot of people here,” Ron Paul delegate ...

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