American Samoa Republican caucuses, 2012

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American Samoa Republican caucuses, 2012
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The 2012 American Samoa Republican caucus was held on March 13, 2012.[1][2] 70 registered Republicans selected six delegates in a closed-door meeting to represent the territory in the 2012 Republican National Convention.[3] On March 14, 2012, Dr. Victor T. Tofaeono, the chair for the Republican Party of American Samoa, announced that all six delegates, along with three at-large delegates, had pledged their support to Mitt Romney.[4]


The closed-door caucus, held at the Toa Bar & Grill restaurant,[5] saw to the election of six delegates and three at-large delegates (Chair, National Committeeman and National Committeewoman) for the 2012 Republican National Convention. Seventy registered Republicans attended the caucus. However, the vote distribution was not released to the media.


  1. Falema'o M. “Phil” Pili
  2. Su'a Carl Schuster
  3. Lealaisalanoa Aofaga Mickey R. Salanoa
  4. Brandon Smart
  5. Salote Lutu Schuster
  6. Ali Pili

At-Large Delegates[edit]

  1. Chairman: Dr. Victor T. Tofaeono
  2. National Committeeman: High Chief Aumoeualogo T. J. Fuavai
  3. National Committeewoman: Amata Coleman Radewagen

Dr. Tofaeno subsequently announced on March 14, 2012, that all nine delegates have pledged their support to Mitt Romney.
We're excited and look forward to the national convention to cast our nine delegate votes for Gov. Mitt Romney, the next President of the United States..[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ American Samoa Republican – The Green Papers
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mitt Romney Wins Republican Caucus In American Samoa, Picks Up 9 Delegates". Huffington Post. March 14, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Local Republicans go for Romney". Samoa News. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Samoa GOP ready to caucus at bar". HIghbeam/Associated Press. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 

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