Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
Published: Jan 11, 2007
HOUSTON -- Ron Paul, the iconoclastic nine-term congressman from southeast Texas, took the first step Thursday toward launching a second presidential bid in 2008, this time as a Republican.
Snyder said Paul and his supporters are not intimidated by the presence of nationally known and better-financed candidates such as Sen. John McCain of Arizona or former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.
"This is going to be a grassroots American campaign," he said. "For us, it's either going to happen at the grassroots level or it's not." Paul limits his view of the role of the federal government to those duties laid out in the U.S. Constitution.
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It's very interesting that Congressman Paul's announcement came on the 146th Anniversary of Alabama's announcement to leave the Union in 1861.