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.
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.
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.
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.
December 23, 2011 WOIThe 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.
December 19, 2011 Forget the Newt Gingrich surge in Iowa. That's yesterday's news. We really should be focusing on Rep. Ron Paul having the Big Mo as in momentum, at least according a new Iowa poll and a national poll.
December 9, 2011 The Texas congressman, enjoying second or third place among Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa with about 18 percent support, held a rally at Iowa State University on Thursday night. Why does the 76-year-old have such a strong following among college kids?
December 5, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul may not be leading in any of the major presidential polls. But he arguably is setting the pace when it comes to the 2012 presidential campaign ads.After unleashing a fiery anti-Newt Gingrich ad in which he accused the former House speaker of "serial hypocrisy," Paul on Monday went up with a catchy new ad in Iowa in which he portrays himself as the real budget cutter.
December 5, 2011 There was more evidence Monday that Newt Gingrich really rubs Rep. Ron Paul and his campaign aides the wrong way.
December 4, 2011 Everybody knows that this GOP presidential hopeful favors low taxes, free markets and commodity-backed currency. But you might not know about Paul's past as a fraternity brother — or that his own party once pulled a dirty trick on him.
December 1, 2011 Paul defended his fiery new anti-Gingrich ad as a much-needed corrective to what he viewed as the news media's obsession with allegations of sexual misbehavior by Herman Cain and a corresponding lack of attention to the contradictions of Gingrich's policy record.
November 30, 2011 Ron Paul's presidential campaign strikes what looks to be the hardest blow yet on the surging Newt Gingrich in a new video called "Serial Hypocrisy."The ad uses several instances where Gingrich either aligned himself with liberals (his famous ad with Rep. Nancy Pelosi on climate change or attack on fellow Republican, Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan as "right-wing social engineering.")
November 27, 2011 NHPRThe Texas congressman drew less than 8 percent of the vote in the state in 2008. But things could be significantly different this time as Paul reaches into new corners of the electorate: He's adding independents and registered Republicans to his base of young voters and hard-core libertarians.
October 25, 2011 When he set up shop in 1968, Ron Paul, the GOP presidential candidate known primarily for his opposition to armed intervention overseas and the Federal Reserve, was the only obstetrician in town. His former partner recalls he had two stipulations: No. 1, no abortions; and No. 2, he refused to participate in any federal health programs.