CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s GOP convention failed to select a winner during a first round of voting Tuesday, following personal appeals by Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul for the 18 seats up for grabs to the national nominating convention.
Paul was eliminated from the next round of balloting, after a fourth-place finish among the 1,133 participating delegates. Romney attracted 41 percent of the votes, followed by Huckabee with 33 percent.
John McCain, stumping elsewhere, reached the second round with 15 percent. Paul had 10 percent.
For months, Ron Paul supporters have refused to tell us who their second choice would be. We will find out shortly.