An e-mail sent to some 7th District GOP delegates said that they should not expect to play much of a role at the Republican National Convention later this year, reported MinnPost.com.
It is the belief of some Ron Paul delegates that the e-mail was most likely directed at them.
â€œAccording to the Seventh Congressional District, national delegates are meaningless,â€? Minnesota state coordinator for Ron Paul Marianne Stebbins said. â€œThey're trying to talk our people out of running.â€?
Delegates are expected to contribute to the national party and campaign. Not only do they have to pay a registration fee and be responsible for their own hotel bills, but it is assumed that they will contribute a minimum of $1,000 to the party.
Potential delegates were also informed that their main objective is to â€œcontribute to the â€˜TV imageâ€™ of the Party by being present, applauding and cheering at the â€˜rightâ€™ places, etc.â€?