As a crucial battleground state, Nevada might be expected to play a starring role in the made-for-TV Republican National Convention. But because of infighting within the state party structure and a state convention coup by Rep. Ron Paul’s supporters, Nevada’s starring role may look like a dysfunctional sideshow instead.
After claiming the county and state conventions, the Nevada delegation’s Ron Paul Revolutionaries are determined to “plant the flag” for their cause at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. But this time, they’re going to have to do it without their usual props.
“Our first priority is ensuring the safety of delegates, alternates, guests, members of the media attending the Republican National Convention,” RNC chairman Reince Priebus said in an announcement Saturday afternoon. “But our convention will proceed.”