Eric Giunta
December 21, 2012
Ron Paul supporters fail by just two votes to take control of Miami-Dade GOP
By Eric Giunta

Republican grassroots activists, inspired by the message of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, failed to gain control of the Miami-Dade County GOP Tuesday night, but they have nevertheless won a record number of seats in the county party apparatus.

Most of these victories were won several months ago — and not only in Miami-Dade — but they are only being made public now.

Two Paul supporters were elected to the board of directors of Miami-Dade County's Republican Executive Committee, one of the largest RECs in the state: Rosa Palomino as vice chairwoman and Elizabeth Romney-Robayna as treasurer.

In addition, about 48 to 51 of the approximately 128 new committee persons seated Tuesday self-identify as supporters of the Texas congressman's libertarian conservatism.

Sources from within the Republican Party tell Sunshine State News that Ryan Anderson, state committeeman for the Broward GOP, is also a Paul supporter, as are others elected to local party offices across the Sunshine State.

Their gains are the fruit of a months-long stealth campaign that activists say is intended to return the Republican Party to its traditional small-government roots.

Nelson Diaz, an attorney and lobbyist who has been heavily involved with the campaigns of several Republican heavyweights since the 1990s (including now-U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio), beat out longtime grassroots activist and political consultant Emiliano Antunez for the position of county party chairman.

Diaz was reportedly the favored candidate of party leadership; Antunez supported Paul's candidacy in 2008 and 2012, and was the favorite of the Paul supporters.

Antunez reportedly lost by only two votes. . . .

Catch the rest of the story at Sunshine State News!

© Eric Giunta


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)


Alan Keyes
Why de facto government (tyranny) is replacing the Constitution (Apr. 2015)

Stephen Stone
Will Obama be impeached now that Republicans control both houses of Congress? (Nov. 2014)

Laurie Roth
Third Debate - Smooth -- smiling Hillary appeared paranoid -- arrogant -- conspir

J. Matt Barber
The crucifixion of Judge Roy Moore

Dan Popp
Montanism, legalism and Trumpism

Kurt Kondrich
Down syndrome Awareness -- my greatest assignment!

Frank Maguire
Altar-ing our self: the passion for destruction

Curtis Dahlgren
A column for the ages ("powerful women"?)

Bryan Fischer
The only thing you need to know on November 8

Selwyn Duke
No, Trump should not accept the results of a possibly stolen election

Lloyd Marcus
Hillary Clinton: America's most dangerous "enemy within"

Michael Bresciani
The tale of two Hillarys -- and one Donald Trump

Jen Shroder
The good in Donald Trump

Frank Louis
Worried Trump will get us into war? With Hillary there will be nothing left to fight for!
  More columns


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

RSS feeds



Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Jamie Freeze Baird
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites