Ron Paul brags of helping Kelly Clarkson sell music

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

DES MOINES, Iowa — If Texas Rep. Ron Paul doesn’t make it to the White House, there’s always the possibility of becoming a publicist for pop musician Kelly Clarkson.

The Republican presidential candidate began his remarks to students at Valley High School on Tuesday by bragging about how Clarkson’s music sales have risen since she endorsed his candidacy last week.

“They went up and bumped up her sales on her records by 600 percent,” he said.

Paul made the remarks at a Tuesday “Rock the Caucus” rally attended by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney’s sons.

Also in attendance for Paul’s speech was his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who said he feels confident that his father could be victorious in the caucuses Tuesday night. The most recent Des Moines Register poll shows Paul in second place, closely behind Romney.

“I think he’s got a real chance,” Rand Paul told The Daily Caller.

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