Election 2008

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Ron Paul, seen here in a June, 2008, rally in Houston, formally announced he is ending
his bid for the presidency.

Ron Paul Suspends Presidential Campaign, Announces “Campaign for Liberty”

June 13, 2008 05:12 PM
by Isabel Cowles
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has suspended his presidential bid, shifting his focus to the “Campaign for Liberty.”

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Texas Representative Ron Paul announced on his campaign Web site that he has officially suspended his run for President.

Instead, he plans to pursue the “Campaign for Liberty,” which he intends will “lay the groundwork for a different America” by “educat[ing] our fellow Americans in freedom, sound money, non-interventionism, and free markets,” among other causes.

Paul declined to support presumptive Republican nominee John McCain; instead, he has endorsed Bob Barr, who is running as a Libertarian.

The “Campaign for Liberty” is planning an event in Minnesota to coincide with the Republican convention in September.

According to the Campaign for Liberty Web site, “Our delegates will attend, of course, and I expect our contingent to have a visible presence there. Without disruption, we will do whatever we can to influence the party and its platform, and return the GOP to its limited-government roots. … I invite you to join us at Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, September 2nd, for a grand rally.”

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