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Ron Paul to speak in Iowa next week
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will campaign for Republican legislative candidates and speak at the University of Iowa Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:45 p.m. The group organizing Paul’s speech, the university’s Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign for Liberty, are billing the event as “fueling speculation that he may challenge other Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa’s 2012 primary.”
“Dr. Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign threw him into the national spotlight as a different kind of Republican,” said Ani DeGroot, president of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter. “He has called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a full audit of the Federal Reserve, and a return to limited, constitutional government. It’s a message that really resonates with college students.”
Paul was last in Iowa back in June, when he addressed a Des Moines crowd the night before the Republican Party of Iowa convention. Before that, he headlined an event for the conservative group Campaign for Liberty in Des Moines in May.
Paul will also headline a fundraiser for Chad Steenhoek, Republican candidate for Iowa House District 46, and Tim Gartin, Republican candidate for Iowa Senate District 23.