Paul to spend Arizona, Michigan primary night in Virginia
February 22nd, 2012
08:02 PM ET
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Paul to spend Arizona, Michigan primary night in Virginia

(CNN) – Ron Paul will spend the evening Tuesday – the day Arizona and Michigan voters head to polls – in northern Virginia, a senior campaign official tells CNN.

Paul and Mitt Romney are the only two GOP candidates to appear on the ballot in Virginia, one of ten states to vote on Super Tuesday. Four other candidates, including Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, sued after they did not make the Virginia ballot, and in January, a federal judge denied their request.

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Gingrich and Santorum both live in Northern Virginia.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Feb. 8 showed Romney leading Paul, 68% to 19%.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Michigan • Ron Paul • Virginia
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I wonder how well Romney will take VA from Ron Paul.

    February 22, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Really Ron, 19%, when it is only Mittens and you in the race? Go home Ron, and wait until 2016.

    February 22, 2012 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. Nothing new here

    I realize that Ron Paul is not perfect – no candidate is.
    But this guy has been the one consistent candidate in his words, actions and positions.
    This guy has not spent millions in negative campaigning.
    Ron Paul has not spent weeks attacking other people's religions.
    Ron Paul does not carry the personal baggage that the other 3 GOP candidates carry.
    Ron Paul is on the ballot in states that Newt and Santorum are not participating in.
    GOP LEADERSHIP – please reconsider Ron Paul for the nomination, or at least offer another reasonable candidate. The voters of this country deserve better than this current political circus.

    February 22, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Paul to spend Arizona, Michigan primary night in Virginia◄

    Oh Really??? I guess he has a 50% chance to win in VA – He and Romney are the only two on the ballot!!!

    Obama 2012

    February 22, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  5. Buddy

    According to the U.S. State Department Mexico spends 400 Billion dollars on United States products every year. 400 Billion dollars for our goods employs millions of our workers. We are all to willing to spend Biliions and trillions of dollars in the Middle East. Do these middle eastern countries reciprocate by buying billions of dollars of our goods?

    We have a good neighbor right next door. How can we balance the politicisation of illigals and the drug problems they are having with a more rational perspective that promotes more respect and inclusiveness with our neighbors both to the North and the South? How can we respect and protect each other and in so doing increases trade and our mutual interests. You can look it up. 400 Billion is spent by Mexico on American goods. That's impressive.

    February 22, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  6. kennysandberg

    How come no mention of veterans march to white house? Because veterans and enlisted believe in dr ron paul for president. I bet if they marched for obama we would have coverage 24 7. Its because he is. A. Threat. To. Tyranny

    February 22, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  7. Marilyn

    Oh, my, Romney has to go. I am from Massachusetts and can tell you that Mitt is in it for himself. Becoming President of the United States of America is on his bucket list and he is in it for himself. Can you all see through this?

    February 22, 2012 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  8. Sarasux

    She is a loser

    February 22, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  9. Watches-main-stream-media-2-see-what's-censored

    I'm in GA, but my boys will be there

    February 22, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  10. Larry L

    Paul is hoping that being the only "not Romney" can work! The Republican Primary is being run just like the Bush Administration.

    February 22, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  11. Marilyn

    Obama needs another term to continue picking up the pieces of the mess he was left from the Bush Administration. It didn't get like this over night. How can you all think he can fix it overnight? We don't become obese in a week, so therefore, we can't lose it all in a week. Our disasters take some undoing. Patience people. Let him continue the work he has begun.

    February 22, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    He can barely stay awake during the debates unless he's speaking but it really doesn't matter because he won't win the nomination anyway.

    February 22, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  13. Ted

    They weren't organized enough to vote in their own state and they want to run the country? Sorry Newt & Rick.

    February 22, 2012 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |