[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/01/10/paul.newsletters/art.essay.ronpaul.polreport.jpg caption=" This is a copy of one of the Ron Paul Political Report newsletters, which has stirred controversy."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - A series of newsletters in the name of GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul contain several racist remarks - including one that says order was restored to Los Angeles after the 1992 riots when blacks went "to pick up their welfare checks."
CNN recently obtained the newsletters - written in the 1990s and one from the late 1980s - after a report was published about their existence in the New Republic.
None of the newsletters CNN found says who wrote them, but each was published under Paul's name between his stints as a U.S. congressman from Texas.
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- CNN's Brian Todd