The Alabama Republican Assembly endorsed Ron Paul at their state convention today in Birmingham.
The endorsement required a 2/3rd majority of registered delegates. Ron Paul received the 2/3rd on the first ballot. Mike Huckabee came in second. Convention chair Elaine Little noted that, with the crowded field, it was unusual that an endorsement would be won on the first ballot.
The group also held a straw poll that was open to the public. The winner of the straw poll was Ron Paul, with 81%.
“Ron Paul’s grassroots support is second to none among all other Republican campaigns this cycle,” stated attorney Tom Davis, Vice President of the ALRA and delegate to the endorsing convention. “The results of our straw poll parallel the results in most straw polls throughout the country. Ron Paul has clearly excited many new people and energized them to get involved in the political process. The Republican Party should be grateful for all the ‘new blood’ coming in as a result of Congressman Paul’s message of freedom and returning to the Constitution.”
The Alabama Republican Assembly is a grass-roots volunteer organization chartered by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. Ronald Reagan referred to the NFRA as “the conscience if the Republican Party.”
Thanks to Stephen Gordon at Third Party Watch.3:45 pm on January 26, 2008 Email Eric Garris