Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 | 11:53 a.m.
(A team of Sun reporters is at the Republican National Convention this week in St. Paul.)
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Republicans may be scaling back the party here because of the hurricane in the Gulf Coast, but the Ron Paul contingent isn't holding back.
Hundreds turned out last night at a Midwestern heritage center to celebrate the renegade congressman they want for president.
Nevada's loyal Paul contingent was among those who jammed the wine-and-beer reception to hear a few words from the one-time presidential hopeful.
Paul told those gathered, "my delight in the campaign was the discovery of so many of you out there."
Not long later the crowd erupted in chants: "Ron Paul! Ron Paul!"
But don't be fooled. The Nevada Paul people are still displeased with the way the state delegate selection process went down, seating only a handful from their ranks.
Wayne Terhune, a dentist from Sparks who has been in town a week trying to get Nevada's Paul supporters seated, said the battle continues.