WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't tell Ron Paul the primary is over. He's too busy mucking up Mitt Romney's efforts to accumulate enough convention delegates to officially claim the Republican nomination for president.
Paul's supporters won control of state GOP conventions in Maine and Nevada last weekend, stripping Romney of delegates in Maine but graciously letting him keep the ones he won in Nevada's February caucuses. Next up are Republican state conventions in Minnesota, Missouri, Louisiana and Iowa.
Paul won't threaten Romney's hold on the GOP nomination; Romney is getting close to wrapping it up. But Paul could have enough supporters at the party's national convention in August to cause trouble if they don't get what they want: a prominent speaking role for Paul and a platform for their libertarian views.
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