Source: Ron Paul to announce presidential exploratory committee tomorrow

Amanda Carey Contributor
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Sources close to Rep. Ron Paul tell The Daily Caller that the Texas Republican will announce an exploratory committee for president tomorrow afternoon during an appearance in Des Moines, Iowa.

Questions about a Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign have been swirling for months after the congressman said last December he wouldn’t rule out running again. As a candidate in 2008, Paul experienced massive success in terms of fundraising and establishing a solid, enthusiastic support base.

Back in March, Paul told The Daily Caller in an interview that another presidential campaign would largely depend on whether the country was “receptive to my ideas.”

“Now my biggest concerns have to do with the value of the dollar and expanding foolishness of our foreign policy…that would have an influence on what I decide to do,” said Paul at the time.

If Paul announces his candidacy for president, he will join another libertarian-leaning Republican in the current primary field, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.

Amanda Carey