While the account appears almost entirely accurate, one aspect appears to be incorrect. Several insiders have told me that I was mistaken regarding, Chris Douglas - that he never cut a deal with the Ryan Vaughn folks, whereby he would drop out and support Vaughn and Vaughn would support Douglas for his to be vacant council seat.
Given the people I have heard from on this matter and eyewitness accounts of who was pushing whom at the convention, I have come to believe my insider account of the Douglas -Vaughn deal was incorrect. While they met, no deal actually was cut.
My apologies go out to Chris Douglas. From what I've heard, he was a hard-working, intelligent candidate who has a bright future in the Republican Party. I wish him well.