Ron Paul’s national campaign chairman says the GOP presidential candidate isn’t going to press for a recount in the Maine caucuses. Jesse Benton e-mailed to say that a recount is “irrelevant” because the Paul campaign believes the Texas congressman will end up with a “strong majority” of Maine’s 24 delegates when the dust settles over the caucus votes. The Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday that the pressure is on for the state Republican Party to “reconsider” its declaration that Mitt Romney won the GOP caucuses when votes were announced Feb. 11.
The newspaper’s town-by-town review showed some communities that voted before Feb. 11 weren’t included in the count. In addition, some communities — such as those in Washington County — still haven’t voted.
“The Maine GOP has a lot of important work to do, and we won’t waste their time investigating the meaningless, partial caucus straw poll,” Benton told USA TODAY, in response to a query about the Bangor newspaper’s story.
Full Article: Ron Paul isn’t going to ask for Maine recount.