TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A group of Maine Republicans supportive of Texas congressman Ron Paul for president have been ejected from the state's national convention delegation.
The Republican National Convention's credentials committee voted Friday to replace 10 of the 20 delegates after determining their election as delegates violated party and parliamentary rules.
The dispute highlights lingering tensions between wings of the Republican Party ahead of the convention. In a peace offering, Mitt Romney's campaign has announced plans to air a tribute to the libertarian-leaning Paul during the convention.
According to a tally by The Associated Press, Paul won 177 delegates to the national convention.
Paul was not expected to address the convention, but his son, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, is expected to speak.
Associated Press writer Glenn Adams in Augusta, Maine contributed.