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Delegate Count as of 2-10-2008

  • McCain – 12 states, 709 delegates
  • Romney- 11 states, 269 delegates
  • Huckabee – 6 states, 170 delegates
  • Ron Paul – 0 states, 16 delegates

1,191 delegates needed out of 2,381.

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Ron Paul Ends Race

Rep. Ron Paul is ending his presidential bid to focus on his House reelection campaign. Ron  Paul has represented Texas’ 14th Congressional District since 1996.  Kavon W. Nikrad  2-9-2008

In a message to supporters sent just before 11 p.m. Friday night, Representative Ron Paul, a long-shot G.O.P. candidate from Texas, basically conceded that he’s not going to win the party’s nomination.

That said, he’s scaling back his campaign — but not entirely.

He said:

With Romney gone, the chances of a brokered convention are nearly zero. But that does not affect my determination to fight on, in every caucus and primary remaining, and at the convention for our ideas, with just as many delegates as I can get. But with so many primaries and caucuses now over, we do not now need so big a national campaign staff, and so I am making it leaner and tighter.

Mr. Paul clearly stated that he will not run as a third-party candidate. Right now, his priorities are serving the residents in his Texas congressional district and winning re-election. Ariel Alexovich 2-9-2008

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Ron Paul Record

Paul has gone from advocating for abolition of the Border Patrol in 1988 to locking down the border and beefing up the Border Patrol, giving him a 100% rating from the anti-illegal immigration group Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR). His voting record on international free trade is mixed at best – he has a 76% rating from the libertarian Cato Institute – and has probably become even more restrictionist within the last few years.

He’s been rated 67% by the ACLU. He voted against a constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2006, and opposes the death penalty. He seems a little weak on crime, voting against a bill that would have increases prosecution and sentences for juveniles, and diverted funding to “alternative sentencing” instead of for building more prisons. He’s rated A by VOTE-HEMP for his support of legalizing industrial hemp, and he supports medical marijuana. In 2001, he voted against military border patrols to battle against drugs and terrorism. He has a 67% rating from the National Education Association. He voted against allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. He voted no on allowing school vouchers in D.C. schools. The Christian Coalition gives him a 76% rating. He voted no in 1999 on banning physician-assisted suicide. The AFL-CIO rates him 47%. Sources:  Rachel Report  7-25-2007

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Ron Paul Update

Rep. Ron Paul said he has raised more than $9 million in the past two months and he predicted his presidential campaign will exceed its $12 million fourth-quarter goal.

Paul said he has begun “spending generously” in key early-primary states. He is competing in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, and said he expects to have money to campaign through Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, when at least 22 states may hold primaries and decide the nomination.  Taegan Goddard  11-23-2007


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A Closer Look At Ron Paul

 May 24, 1996 Congress Daily article:
“Stating that lobbying groups who seek special favors and handouts are evil, Paul wrote, ‘By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government’ and that the goal of the Zionist movement is to stifle criticism.” 

A 1992 Ron Paul newsletter article, under Ron Paul’s name was written*: “If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.’ Paul added: “I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city (Washington, D.C.) are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” 

*when confronted by the Texas Monthly magazine Ron Paul claimed that this was really written by one of his staffers, and had been convinced by them that he had to accept the responsibility for it  “- I actually really wanted to try to explain that it doesn’t come from me directly, but campaign aides said that’s too confusing.  ‘It appeared in your letter and your name was on that letter and therefore you have to live with it.'”  Andrew Walden  11-14-2007


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Some Of Ron Paul’s Supporters

Paul has 7% of the vote in New Hampshire — at one point had more cash on hand than John McCain  And now he is planning a $1.1 million New Hampshire media blitz just in time for the primary. Ron Paul set an internet campaigning record raising more than $4 million in small on-line donations in one day, on November 5, 2007. But there are questions about Paul’s financial supporters:  white supremacist founder Don Black and the Stormfront website (a white supremist community) is fundraising for Paul.

The white supremacists do more than raise funds. “one of Rep. Paul’s top internet organizers in Tennessee is a neo-Nazi leader named Will Williams (aka ‘White Will’). Williams was the southern coordinator for William Pierce‘s National Alliance Party,the largest neo-Nazi party in the U.S.” 

 “Former” KKK leader David Duke’s website, calls Ron Paul “our king”.

There is more to the Paul campaign than racists.  The mis-named 9-11 “truth” movement has also been a big source of Paul support9-11 conspiracy talk-show host Alex Jones has been pumping Paul’s campaign on his nationally syndicated radio show for months.  Alex Jones got Paul’s first radio interview January 17 after announcing his Presidential campaign.  Andrew Walden  11-14-2007


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Ron Paul Not Interested in 3rd Party Run

Ron Paul said he is “not interested” in a third party run for president if he is unable to win the Republican presidential nomination next year. “I have no intention of doing that,” Paul told local reporters. “This country is not very democratic and only allows for two parties.”

In 1988, Paul ran for president as the nominee for the Libertarian Party. He said that experience showed him a third party run would be futile.  James Pindell  11-10-2007

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You Tube Debate on November 28

CNN plans this debate with a simulcast on CNN en Español (in the Spanish language). Internet services YouTube and Google also plan to participate, allowing them to stream the event live and have clips for future use. Video questions must be submitted by November 25 to YouTube

Several candidates cited scheduling conflicts with the original date, September 17, 2007 so it was re-scheduled. The invited candidates are Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, and Fred Thompson.   All candidates have accepted.,_2008  11-14-2007

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Ohio Quinnipiac Poll for November

  • Rudy Giuliani 27% (29%)
  • John McCain 14% (10%)
  • Fred Thompson 13% (17%)
  • Mitt Romney 11% (8%)
  • Mike Huckabee 7% (5%)
  • Ron Paul 2% (1%)
  • Duncan Hunter 1% (1%)
  • Tom Tancredo 1% (1%)
  • Don’t Know 20% (22%)
  • Survey of 447 registered Republicans was conducted November 6 – 11. The margin of error is +/- 4.6 percentage points. Results from the poll released October 10 are in parentheses   Aron Goldman  11-14-2007

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    Bob Novak’s Opinion Of The Debate

    Conservative voters hoping Fred Thompson would be a Reaganesque white knight were likely disappointed by Thompson’s performance in his first debate. He took the safe route on nearly every answer.  Needing to distinguish himself, he didn’t.

    Rudy Giuliani has become the best performer in the field and was excellent in Tuesday’s debate.  But he still faces deep trouble on the right wing of the party.

    Mitt Romney maintains his leads in Iowa and New Hampshire polls, and one recent South Carolina poll showed Romney ahead. As other candidates begin to compete with Romney for paid media, will these leads evaporate?

    Huckabee has not quite exploited the momentum of his strong finish in August’s Iowa straw poll – he’s often fifth or worst. Thompson’s entrance tends to crowd out Huckabee.

    An independent Paul candidacy is all the more real after he refused to pledge support of the nominee.

    Evans-Novak Political Report, Robert Novak/Tim Carney  10-10-2007

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