Longview GOP delegate says hell back Ron Paul

first_imgLONGVIEW — Longview’s Samuel Webb is headed to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer — but he won’t be supporting presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.Webb is an ardent Ron Paul supporter and is one of 10 Paul delegates and alternates headed to the August convention as part of the state’s 83-person delegation. He’s the only Republican delegate from Cowlitz County.He’d love for Paul to somehow emerge from the convention as the presidential nominee, but Webb said he also hopes to influence the party’s issues platform.“It’s not just about Ron Paul winning,” Webb said of what’s been termed the liberty movement. “It’s about American ideals like liberty and freedom and not losing those.”Webb, 35, is attending the convention as an alternate delegate, meaning he’ll step in on the floor whenever his assigned delegate is busy. He’s also heard that delegates and alternates often trade off duties to allow both people a chance to participate in votes.last_img

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