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Retiring Ron Paul may distract from Romney fanfare at convention

Posted By admin On July 26, 2012 @ 8:14 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Gabriel Debenedetti
Reuters [1]
July 26, 2012

For all the drama that surrounded the Republican primary season, the convention to formally nominate Mitt Romney as the party’s candidate for president is likely to be suspense-free.

Well, maybe not completely.

Aside from Romney’s coronation, the August 27-30 convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum will host another show: Ron Paul’s farewell.

The 76-year-old representative from Texas will retire from Congress after November’s elections, capping a long and colorful career. He is looking to take some of the limelight away from his former rival in the primaries.

Paul’s followers – a small but intensely loyal band – have been collecting small packs of delegates from across the country since the congressman stopped campaigning in May, and they plan to be a forceful voice in Tampa.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/26/us-usa-campaign-paul-idUSBRE86P05V20120726

[2] Paul bests Romney at Nevada convention: http://www.prisonplanet.com/paul-bests-romney-at-nevada-convention.html

[3] Ron Paul festival pitched before GOP convention: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-festival-pitched-before-gop-convention.html

[4] Ron Paul Is Going to the Republican National Convention: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-is-going-to-the-republican-national-convention-and-%e2%80%93-believe-it-or-not-%e2%80%93-it%e2%80%99s-still-possible-for-paul-to-score-an-upset-win-over-mitt-romney.html

[5] Police outnumber convention protesters by 4-1 in Tampa: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-outnumber-convention-protesters-by-4-1-in-tampa.html

[6] Ron Paul Still Isn’t Sure If He’s Going To His Own Republican Convention Festival: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-still-isnt-sure-if-hes-going-to-his-own-republican-convention-festival.html

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