KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Paul Backers Seek State Path to National Impact

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Ron Paul has given up on becoming president. Yet supporters still clinging to the slim-to-none hope of nominating the libertarian-leaning lawmaker could complicate Mitt Romney's plan for a peaceful national GOP convention.

Backers of the Texas congressman have been taking over state Republican conventions in places like Nevada and Maine. They plan to do the same in Iowa on Saturday in their effort to carry his banner to the national convention in Tampa, Fla.

A top Paul backer in Iowa, David Fischer, says Paul supporters want to send Paul-inspired people to the GOP convention to show they're not going away.

Supporters say they hope to inject into the Republican Party what they call the Paul family principles: smaller government, sound monetary policy and a limited international military presence.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 159291715 - kbtx.com/a?a=159291715