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Romney’s son booed at Arizona GOP convention

Ron Paul supporters wave their placards as Senator John Thune, of South Dakota, speaks on behalf of Mitt Romney during the Colorado Republican State Assembly and Convention at the Ritchie Center, Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Craig F. Walker)

A speech Mitt Romney’s son gave at the state Arizona Republican Party convention has been cut short by booing supporters of GOP presidential hopeful and rival Ron Paul.

The Arizona Republic reports jeers from the crowded forced Josh Romney to stop repeatedly as he spoke Saturday at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix to build support within the party for his father, the presumed Republican presidential nominee.

The paper says the crowd erupted in boos and cheers at the end of Josh Romney’s speech, cutting him short. He was telling the crowd to select delegates for his father just before leaving the stage.

Members of the Arizona GOP had gathered to pick delegates to attend the Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa, Fla., in August.

Paul is the only remaining Republican presidential candidate continuing to campaign against Romney for the nomination.

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