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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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