Ron Paul Wins in Nevada, So Romney and the RNC Buy a New Party - Politics - The Atlantic Wire

Ron Paul supporters took over the Nevada GOP earlier this month, so Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee have opened dialogue with the libertarian about his philosophy and policy priorities. No, just kidding, they're pouring money into a "shadow state party" and trying to make the official party irrelevant.
Let's go to the rule book, Bob.

Quote Originally Posted by RNC Rule 11(b)
(b) No state Republican Party rule or state
law shall be observed that allows persons who have
participated or are participating in the selection of any
nominee of a party other than the Republican Party,
including, but not limited to, through the use of a multiparty
primary or similar type ballot, to participate in the
selection of a nominee of the Republican Party for that
general election. No person nominated in violation of
this rule shall be recognized by the Republican National
Committee as the nominee of the Republican Party
from that state.
http://www.gop.com/images/legal/2008_RULES_Adopted.pdf