Ron Paul has long been accused of sucking up votes in a GOP primary race he has little chance of winning.
Now, one of his ardent supporters, Patrick Rodgers – a self-proclaimed “vampire” from Philadelphia – wants to get in on the act by taking a bite out the eventual nominee as a Republican delegate.
In fact, it was Paul’s campaign that wooed Rodgers, according a story the Philadelphia Inquirer.
William Faust, a volunteer delegate coordinator for the Ron Paul campaign, told the Inquirer that Rodgers was asked to run for a delegate spot because his political views were a “good match” with the candidate’s.
Rodgers gained national attention by getting the Philadelphia sheriff’s office to put a lien on the Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) headquarters over a bill they wouldn’t reimburse. The stunt even got the fang-sporting music promoter a cameo on the Colbert Report.
Now, he’s hoping to make an appearance at the Republican National Convention in Florida this August.
Rodgers must collect 250 signatures by Feb. 14, and told the Inquirer that he expects a “hectic couple of weeks ahead,” but that he’s “looking forward to” the experience.