Paul to return to New Hampshire for first time since '08
February 22nd, 2011
10:43 AM ET
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Paul to return to New Hampshire for first time since '08

Washington (CNN)- Rep. Ron Paul heads to New Hampshire next month, his first visit since the 2008 presidential election to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

A senior adviser to the Republican congressman from Texas, who is considering another run for president, confirms to CNN that Paul will be in the state on March 24 and 25.

Among his events, Paul is scheduled to headline the Dover Republican Committee's inaugural Lincoln-Reagan dinner.

Paul was last in the state was during the New Hampshire primary in January 2008, when he was running for the Republican presidential nomination.

"Dr. Paul is really looking forward to visiting New Hampshire once again. The Granite State has wonderful traditions of Liberty and limited government and he is excited to see old friends and new faces alike," Paul political director Jesse Benton tells CNN.

Paul also heads to Iowa early next month to speak to an influential pro-family social conservative group. Iowa's caucuses traditionally kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

Earlier this month Paul, for the second straight year, came out on top at the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a large annual gathering of conservative activists from across the country.

If Paul does run, it would be his third bid for the White House. He ran as a libertarian presidential candidate in 1988 and as a Republican in 2008. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released earlier this month indicates that 7 percent of Republican and independent-leaning Republicans say they would like to see Paul as their party's nominee.

Meanwhile, Paul's political action committee, Liberty PAC, brought in around $700,000 on Monday.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    I just love that movie BrĂ¼no.......where is Borat when you need him????

    February 22, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Well that's nice for Paul.
    Meanwhile in regards to the Huntsman story:
    H-PAC is searching for a new type of politician, one that reveres reason, calm, respect, principles, and lasting solutions over anger, divisive words, and preening,"
    This sounds promising for the GOP. I find it refreshing to hear at least this segment of the Right admit that they currently have no one out there that personifies and embraces the above named character traits.
    They are searching for a "new type of politician" amongst their own because the evidence pointing to the trash currently on parade is overwhelming and dissappointing.
    In the interest of returning our country's politics to, at the very least, a more civil discourse conducive to solving problems rather than creating or perpetuating them for political points, I wish them all the luck in the world in their search.

    February 22, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. james Miller

    Paul would love to prove his Libertarian philosophy as Pres, however, many of his beliefs would work only in a perfect world, which our isn`t. Sad, but true. ---Alan Greenspan believed those on Wall Street would make reasonable and prudent business decisions governing themselves ( deregulations). And we ALL know how that worked out -– don`t we !?!?

    February 22, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  4. Liberty Matters

    "...Meanwhile, Paul's political action committee, Liberty PAC, brought in around $700,000 on Monday."

    In other news, CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser was replaced today after he committed the greatest journalistic faux pas of waiting to the last sentance of his article to tell the real story, and missing it entirely in the title of the article:


    He will use some of the money to visit NH and IA,...

    Let's face it, CNN/FOX are scared to death of Ron Paul. They know he is popular, so they want his face on television OUTSIDE of campaign season, but during the campaign, he is not allowed to have good news. Rush Limbaugh who is supposed to be conservative WILL NOT EVEN SPEAK HIS NAME during the 08 campaign, while he blathers on and on about Bush, McCain, Palin and other 5%ers at CPAC.

    GO RON GO! Donate $20.12 or more to Ron Paul now.

    February 22, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |