Politics

President Paul in 2012? Rep. Ron Paul heads to Iowa

Chris Moody Contributor

Rep. Ron Paul will deliver an address to Iowa-based conservative group The Family Leader, and spend a day traveling around the state, an early sign that the Texas Republican is mulling another presidential run.

The libertarian-leaning Paul joins a growing list of prospective Republican presidential candidates, including former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who are scheduled to address the group during the next few months.

The group sponsoring the lecture series has established itself as an early stop for possible presidential contenders for years, touting itself as an “educational opportunity to become better informed on the pro-family vision of each lecturer.”

Paul ran for president unsuccessfully in 1988 on the Libertarian Party ticket and as a Republican in 2008.

The Iowa Caucuses — the first electoral match of the presidential primary season — are set for February 2012.

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