ST. PAUL, Minn. - The decision was made in the spring at the Republican convention in St. Cloud and the majority of delegates are standing by their man.
"That's who I was elected by the delegates to represent and go vote for," RNC Delegate from Minnesota Eric Goodrich said Friday.
Not the man who will be crowned King at the GOP prom, but the other guy, Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
In Minnesota 32 of the 40 delegates headed to Tampa are Ron Paul delegates.
They say they will vote for Paul during the RNC knowing it's purely on principal and also knowing, it might ruffle the feathers of the GOP.
"We can definitely be a force but we aren't just going to be a force for someone with an R next to their name, we are going to look at each candidate and see how they represent our values," Goodrich said.
In the end, Goodrich knows Mitt Romney will emerge the nominee, and he will back him.
But not without making it clear to the powerful conservative majority that the Libertarian Paul supporters, still the conservative minority, are here to stay.
"During the convention we want to make sure that our point of view and that are views are you know, brought forth in front of the convention and the only way you can do that, the only power that you have, is the power of your vote and our votes are going to be cast for Ron Paul," RNC delegate Craig Westover said.
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