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Ron Paul fans bullied in Pasco



Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters in Pasco County are complaining about Bill Bunting, Pasco County's GOP chairman who is also known for his work on guns issues. Bunting hauled three Paul supporters to the front of a room at a recent GOP meeting, publicly questioned their party loyalty and wouldn’t give them precinct appointments they had applied for.

“He questioned what our intentions are,” said Sofie Lefebvre who blogged about the experience Saturday. “He felt that because we support Ron Paul, he doesn’t believe we would support John McCain.”

Bunting’s response: So what?

“That’s their problem, not my problem,” he said. “The Republican Party of any county works together as a party. Once we’ve secured all the votes necessary to designate the nominee, that’s the candidate all of us should support.”

-- Chuin-Wei Yap, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:49am]


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