The St. Charles County Republicans are ready for round two of the caucus process.
After the first attempt to caucus ended prematurely, St. Charles County residents will get a . The caucus is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the .
The first caucus on St. Patrick's Day, at , went unfinished after a brouhaha between rival candidate supporters. A dispute arose over the use of recording devices. Supporters of Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum bickered and things escalated.
At approximately 11 a.m., rules for the event were given to the crowd, which included no videotaping. The crowd became upset with the rules and started to become verbally aggressive with event organizers and St. Peters' police officers at the scene. To deal with the unruly crowd, the officers at the caucus requested more officers to respond to the scene for crowd control.
Event organizers made the decision to shut down the event and asked for police assistance to clear the building to prevent further problems and restore order. Two people, Brent Stafford and Kenneth Suitter, were arrested for trespassing after receiving numerous warnings to leave the school property.
Tuesday's caucus will be run by David Cole, chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, who will serve as the temporary chairman for this caucus. The party’s general counsel will serve as the parliamentarian. Recording devices will be allowed on Tuesday.
The results of the caucus could have major implications in how delegates for the second and third districts are allocated. Then again, maybe not. But after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s string of victories in various primaries, the race for the GOP nomination for president is very close to being over.
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