WPR News
10:35 am
Mon June 2, 2008

Two New Republican Delegates Support McCain

Rock Springs, WY – Wyoming Republicans chose two more national delegates at their state convention in Rock Springs this weekend.

The state GOP also chose 11 "guests" who will go to Minneapolis-St. Paul to be on hand in case they're allowed to vote at the Republican National Convention.

By choosing the 11 nonvoting "guests," the Wyoming Republicans are seeking to make the most of their diminished status at the September national convention.

The Republican National Committee last year suspended half of Wyoming's delegates because the state party moved its primary before Feb. 5.

Top Wyoming GOP officials say they don't expect the national party will relent on the punishment.

The RNC decision restricts Wyoming to 14 voting delegates rather than its full contingent of 28 when Republicans choose their presidential nominee.

The two new delegates say they're backing John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee.