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Huge crowd packed into Greene County Caucus at University Plaza Hotel in Springfield Image by Courtesy Nick Reed
A long day for Republicans around Missouri, as delegates were picked during the caucuses in all but three counties. Barry county caucused earlier in the week. St. Louis and Jackson Counties will caucus on Saturday, March 24.
KSGF Mornings host Nick Reed says Greene County's event in Springfield had more than a thousand people packed into the University Plaza Hotel Convention Center.
It was a nearly seven hour caucus for Greene County, which Reed says was handled well. Despite controlled chaos for much of the day, he says the event was considerably smooth.
Reed says Ron Paul supporters were extremely organized, wearing wireless mics and headsets so they could communicate across the room. Leaders wore orange hats and raised them to indicate their support of a particular delegate or issue.
They formed a coalition with Mitt Romney supporters in order to keep Rick Santorum from winning the majority of delegates. Reed says that strategy was a common theme at many other Missouri counties.
Greene County's 111 delegates will go to the 7th district convention, which will be held in Pierce City on April 21.
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