Dozens of elected delegates to the Missouri Republican Party Convention made the trek to Jefferson City on Monday to respond to concerns that had been raised regarding their qualifications to serve as delegates. They were from a group of about 300 elected delegates who received registered letters informing them that concerns had arisen and that they would be allowed to appear before the convention credentials committee to basically defend themselves.
Among those showing up for a hearing was Connie Combs of High Ridge, who says she was not able to get any information prior to her appearance, even though she tried to contact the party for an explanation.
Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jared Craighead says no one has lost credentials as a result of the hearings. He says the committee, of which he is a member, will make a recommendation prior to the convention getting underway in Branson at the end of the month.
Many of those who traveled to Jefferson City claim the only thing thing they have in common is that they are supporters of Ron Paul. They believe that has made them targets.