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TAMPA — Renegade delegates and Republican leadership reached a compromise last night on a brewing dispute over convention rules that threatened to spill into a rare floor flight at the Republican National Convention. A new rule adopted at the behest of the Romney campaign would have allowed a presidential campaign to disavow delegates sent to the national convention, a move opponents said would concentrate power in the party elites and be used to reward big donors.
The deal will instead force delegates to vote for the candidate to whom they are pledged, but will not allow the candidate to disavow undesirable delegates. “Everyone feels good about the compromise hammered out,” a Romney aide said. Jim Bopp, a major GOP operative and conservative delegate who had been involved in the opposition, agreed, saying, “The Romney for President campaign has heard the concerns of the conservative grass-roots voices in our party and has crafted an amendment to the rules adopted on Friday to address these concerns.”
But not everyone is satisfied just yet. Tom Washington, a delegate from Texas, whose contingent has led the opposition, told Salon that there’s a new issue. The new concern is about Rule 12, a new rule that would allow the Republican National Committee to change the party rules between conventions, which they can’t do at the moment. “Delegations should vote “no” if they can’t stomach the Rule 12 power grab,” he said.
“Plenty of fireworks still to come perhaps,” he added.
Alex Seitz-Wald is Salon's political reporter. Email him at email@example.com, and follow him on Twitter @aseitzwald.More Alex Seitz-Wald.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.