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2012 GOP Convention:

Ron Paul delegates, Tea Party talk cooperation?

TAMPA, Fla. — As the Ron Paul Republicans ponder future efforts to transform the party, an uneasy truce may be forming between them and some Nevada Tea Partyers. At a delegation breakfast Tuesday, the two women who run Tea Party and Republicans Uniting Nevada Conservatives complained that they were the only Tea Partyers representing Nevada at the national convention.

That soon led to an offer to join forces with one of the leaders of the Paul delegates, Carl Bunce.

“I think the Tea Party should join up with the Ron Paul people,” Laurel Fee of TRUNC said.

Bunce quickly agreed and the trio began discussing the Constitution and limited spending. Neither faction is happy with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and figure they agree on more than they disagree.

Until the question of national defense came up.

“I have to say, the military is the one place where I don’t agree with Ron Paul,” Jeri Taylor-Swade said.

Paul favors a non-interventionist approach to national defense and would bring troops home from foreign countries.

But Fee stopped to think about it a little longer.

“You know, I’m getting sick and tired of turning on the TV and seeing some guy with no arms and no legs and them taking my money to support him,” Fee said.

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