Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, is not welcome at the Republican National Convention, but his supporters are in and near the Twin Cities in force.
Paul, more of a maverick than John McCain, will hold his own convention in Minneapolis’ Target Center. Former Gov. Jesse Ventura will be a featured speaker.
Just so people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin know about him, his backers have plastered road sign posts with Paul signs. On a drive to downtown St. Paul this morning, dozens of Paul signs were spotted, but none for McCain.