December 10, 2011 |
Newt Gingrich maintains his record in the private sector did not include lobbying. But rival Ron Paul charged that he had personally profited from taxpayers' money in his work for Freddie Mac. "He was earning a lot of money from Freddie Mac while I was fighting over a decade to try to explain to people where the housing bubble was coming from,” Paul said during the GOP debate in Iowa. "I think you probably got some of our taxpayers' money. " Gingrich and Mitt Romney entered tonight's debate as arguably the two leading candidates.
May 14, 2012 |
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney's lone remaining rival for the Republican presidential nomination, announced Monday that he would stop spending money on the party's 11 remaining primaries, in effect suspending his campaign. The libertarian Texas congressman told supporters in an email that he would continue to accumulate delegates to the Republican National Convention, to be held in Tampa, Fla., in August. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," he wrote.
March 9, 2012 |
Hoping to improve on his third-place finish in the Kansas caucuses in 2008, Ron Paul was scheduled to make three campaign stops on Friday and planned to visit four caucuses on Saturday to deliver five-minute synopses of his libertarian agenda. Citing the nation's wars, its struggling economy and its failing educational system, Paul told more than 400 sign-toting supporters in the state capital: "These problems could be solved by just following the Constitution, and that is what we really need.
February 4, 2012 |
When Rabbi Shea Harlig took in the packed room at a special evening caucus for Republicans who observe a Saturday sabbath, he couldn't believe his eyes. While it was standing room only, few donned religious garb. "I didn't realize there were so many orthodox Jews and Seventh Day Adventists living in Las Vegas," he said wryly. There aren't. Unless "Ron Paul" is a religion. The Texas congressman's "revolution" stormed a special caucus at a private school in a tony suburb on the edge of Las Vegas, set up by Clark County GOP officials for those who couldn't caucus with the rest of the state Saturday morning for religious reasons.
January 8, 2012 |
Long before his jump in the polls, Rick Santorum stood out for his debate battles with Ron Paul. The two were back at it on a bigger stage in a morning debate here just days before the New Hampshire primary, with Santorum branding the Texas congressman as an ineffective legislator that would make for a dangerous commander in chief. "He's never really passed anything of any import," Santorum charged. "And one of the reasons people like Congressman Paul is his economic plan. He's never been able to accomplish any of that.
December 28, 2011 |
Stepping back out on the campaign trail in New Hampshire after the Christmas break, GOP contender Jon Huntsman joined a chorus of his rivals Wednesday in criticizing Ron Paul - calling the Texas congressman "unelectable. " During a town hall style meeting in Pelham near the Massachusetts border Wednesday night, Huntsman urged voters to look beyond the polls and punditry to select their candidate. The former Utah governor called GOP frontunner Mitt Romney, who led his nearest rival by more than 25 points here in a new CNN poll, a product of "the establishment" and then moved on to Paul: "He's not electable at the end of the day," Huntsman told his audience.