Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul celebrates the "leap day" birthday of his wife Carol, left, during a rally Tuesday in Springfield, Va.
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February 29, 2012 Ron Paul ignored the primaries in Arizona and Michigan Tuesday night and took his campaign to Virginia, where only he and Mitt Romney are on the March 6 ballot.
Fans of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul show their support outside the Mesa Arts Center before Wednesday night's Republican debate in Mesa, Ariz.
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February 23, 2012 While other GOP presidential candidates have seen their fortunes wax and wane with voters, Ron Paul has enjoyed steadfast, if relatively low level, support from an obsessively loyal base of backers. But if his long-shot bid falls short, his supporters may balk at throwing their votes to a rival.
February 21, 2012 Rep. Ron Paul has Santorum in his sights, labeling him a "fake" fiscal conservative, using Sasquatch to humorously drive home the point, in a new ad running in Michigan. (The ad could have some appeal in the Pacific Northwest, too, when the Republican caucuses rolls around in Washington State, Bigfoot's purported home.)
February 8, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has yet to win a primary, but his supporters remain enthusiastic. Robert Siegel speaks with Ron Paul supporters Christa Leonard in St. Paul, Minn., and Ken Stanton in Fort Collins, Colo., following the caucuses in those states about what's keeping them committed.
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Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, during Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Jacksonville, Fla.
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January 27, 2012 The Washington Post reports that persons with "direct knowledge of Paul's business" say he was involved in the decision to publish racist messages in a newsletter bearing his name. A Paul campaign spokesman says that's not true.
January 25, 2012 An edited transcript of Robert Siegel's interview with Rep. Ron Paul for All Things Considered.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, shown at a campaign stop in South Carolina, spoke with NPR's All Things Considered today about the upcoming primaries, the possibility of a third-party run, taxes and other issues.
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January 25, 2012 In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the GOP presidential candidate talked about everything from civil rights to a graduated tax.
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Ron Paul greets supporters in Meredith, N.H., on Sunday, two days before he placed second in the state's Republican primary.
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January 13, 2012 Despite Texas Rep. Ron Paul's strong showing at the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, few Republicans think he could win the party's nomination. But some are concerned he could take his support and launch a third-party bid for the White House.
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January 11, 2012 Did pollsters underestimate the strength of Rep. Ron Paul's New Hampshire support because they didn't include enough younger voters in their sample? Yes, says a Washington, D.C.-based pollster in a piece on the Campaign and Elections website.
Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., after winning the state's primary on Tuesday.
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January 10, 2012 It's just the first Republican primary. But a convincing win in New Hampshire should give Mitt Romney considerable momentum in his quest toward the GOP nomination. Romney easily captured New Hampshire a week after barely winning the Iowa caucuses. Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished second.
January 3, 2012 While Iowa caucusgoers are kicking off the official 2012 Republican presidential nominating contest, in the social media realm among users nationwide, Texas Rep. Ron Paul already is in the lead, according to a data analysis of Facebook use by Socialbakers, which collects social media statistics.
Ron Mirsky, 54, a customer at Me & Ollie's Cafe in Exeter, N.H. — the town where Ron Paul announced his run for president — says Paul has interesting ideas.
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January 2, 2012 When Ron Paul announced his presidential run in May, he chose to do it in Exeter, N.H., a quintessential New England town. In the wake of a new poll that shows Paul in second in the Granite State, NPR headed back to Exeter to see how Paul is faring.
Ron Paul spoke to a packed house at the Knapp Learning Center during his "Salute to the Military" event in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday.
December 30, 2011 Ron Paul often says that he has received more donations from active military personnel than the other GOP candidates combined. That's intriguing, given that Paul is the only candidate calling for significant cuts in military spending. Pro-Paul veterans in Iowa explain why they support him.
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas speaks during a campaign stop in Fort Madison, Iowa on Dec. 21.
December 26, 2011 In a newly surfaced YouTube video from 1995, GOP hopeful Ron Paul seems to claim credit for a controversial newsletter that he has since tried to distance himself from. "I put that out on a monthly basis," he says.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, greets 3-month-old Heidi Lange during a campaign stop in Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday.
December 23, 2011 The Texas congressman's message appeals to more than just the typical Republican caucus-goer. His strong poll numbers may come at the right time for the Iowa caucuses, but he can't seem to shake concerns over a so-called "isolationist" foreign policy position and controversial newsletters that bore his name.
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