MN Delegate Has a Bone to Pick at RNC

By KBJR News 1

August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM CDT

Tampa, FL (Northland's NewsCenter) - Beyond the glitz and glamour of the Republican National Convention on television, some Minnesota delegates say they have a bone to pick with national delegates behind the scenes.

The Northland's NewsCenter's Kevin Jacobsen spoke Mountain Iron Pastor Kevin Erickson, an 8th Congressional District, on the phone Wednesday. Erickson says what unfolded leading up to Tuesday's roll call was an unfair process.

Erickson is one of 40 delegates from Minnesota in Tampa this week. He's part of the minority; backing Ron Paul. However, Mitt Romney was the clear choice Tuesday night.

Erickson, a Grassroots Republican, says he's upset after new convention rules were adopted despite opposition. Erickson says under the new rules, he would not have been a delegate to the convention or to the platform committee because of his dissenting opinion.

He says it's a result of the Romney campaign being greedy.

"In some way the Romney team's rule changes have really intended potential consequences of not allowing common man to be represented in the party," Erickson said on the phone.

Erickson added serving on the Platform Committee was a fair process and featured a vigorous debate.

As for the convention itself, Erickson said "it's all an infomercial."

Kevin Jacobsen
Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail