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Rick Santorum takes Park County delegate?

Republican Presidential contender Rick Santorum has won the Park County Republican Party's delegate to the Republican National Convention, though former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaign is challenging his win.

A Cody woman representing the former Pennsylvania Senator won a 29-27 vote over a Cody man supporting Romney during the Park County GOP's convention on Saturday morning.

The vote was the morning's third and followed significant confusion in which Santorum was first announced the winner, then Romney, then finally Santorum.

Romney's campaign is contending that the second vote -- which Romney won 28-26 -- should have been accepted. The campaign's position is that holding a third vote was not in accordance with the party's rules, according to an email from a Romney lawyer read aloud by Park County Republican Chair Geri Hockhalter at the convention Saturday afternoon.

The Wyoming Republican Party posted on its Facebook page Saturday evening that the Park County's results were in "contested mode," "to be determined," and not considered final.

Romney had won Park County's straw poll last week, but it was non-binding.

A candidate needs 1,144 delegates at the national convention to secure the Republican party's nomination.

The Tribune will have more details in Tuesday's newspaper.

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4 comments

  • posted by Happy Here

    March 14, 2012 4:06 pm

    Hurray!!!!

  • posted by Salty Dawg

    March 12, 2012 8:00 am

    Perhaps people in Park county prefer the Mormon? Perhaps if the failed GOP had any idea even how to tie it's own shoes it would be a miracle.

  • posted by Ben Koperski

    March 11, 2012 11:12 am

    It's a sad commentary for Park County if Santorum was really the choice of the delegates.....certainly It could not have been the choice made by informed residents when they understand that George Soros has already told the European Muslims "not to worry if Santorum wins because he is just like Obama".

  • posted by Dewey

    March 11, 2012 9:25 am

    I do not believe that the Republican Party any where in the nation - from the tiniest backwaters akin to Park County Wyoming all the way to the banker's lounges above Broadway- fully realize just how ridiculous they look come 2012...

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