AMES, Iowa (CNN) - While Texas Rep. Ron Paul is registering in the low single digits in national polls, his supporters Saturday sought to pump up the volume on his candidacy in this college town that is hosting the Iowa Republican Party sanctioned straw poll.
A parade of supporters carrying signs and an American flag has been parading around the Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University shouting out his name. They are even marching by the tents of his opponents in an apparent effort to add to their parade.
Earlier in the day, Paul's campaign told reporters his wife was rushed to an Iowa hospital. The campaign did not say what happened, but noted she had stabilized. A veteran member of the House of Representatives, Paul has distinguished himself from his GOP opponents by calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
- CNN Political Editor Mark Preston