Ron Paul Holds Seat
New York Times
March 4, 2008

Representative Ron Paul has won his first Republican primary of the 2008 season, The Associated Press projects. Though his Internet groundswell did not translate into a nomination for the presidency, he easily held back a challenger for his Congressional seat in Texas?s 14th Congressional District. With 56 percent of precincts reporting so far, Mr. Paul has 69.4 percent of the vote, while Chris Peden has 30.6 percent.

?Some Washington insiders would have you believe that Republicans no longer believe in the principles our country and party were founded upon, but the voters in my district have once again proven them wrong,? Mr. Paul said, in a statement. ?The message of freedom is popular, and I will continue to trumpet it in Congress and across America as I fight on behalf of the conservative, common sense values which made our country so great.?

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Paul’s true believers hang tough
Charleston Post/Courier
March 5, 2008

South Carolina’s Republican primary ended more than a month ago, but Amanda Moore still regularly visits Ron Paul’s Lowcountry headquarters in a light industrial building along West Ashley’s Belgrade Avenue.

She walks past the “Legalize Freedom” posters, past a stack of bright orange “Gun owners for Paul” baseball caps and heads to a desk next to a “Restore the Republic” banner.

A boom box plays a remake of Frank Sinatra’s classic “New York, New York.” It begins, “Start spreading the news. It’s time for a change. We’ll make a brand new start of it. Ron Paul, Ron Paul …”

While the 72-year-old Texas congressman placed fifth in the Palmetto State’s GOP primary Jan. 19 and continues to lag in delegates and votes behind Republican presidential rivals Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Paul’s former South Carolina coordinator remains undaunted.

“I personally believe he’ll be nominated,” she said. “I know that sounds strange to anybody who has been following the delegates and numbers.”

Moore is just one of several local Paul supporters who deeply bought into his contrarian message that marries an anti- interventionist foreign policy with a libertarian approach to economic and domestic issues. While workers for other campaigns have shut down or moved on to other states, Paul still has an active clique here.

“I work full-time for freedom, and Ron Paul is that messenger right now,” Moore said. “It’s a passion.”

She isn’t the only one. Joel Evans, 25, a Blackbaud employee, first learned about Paul during last May’s GOP debate in Columbia and eventually decided to volunteer with his campaign. A few weeks before the primary, he decided that wasn’t enough, and he now plans to challenge 1st District Rep. Henry Brown in the Republican primary.

“My message is individual responsibility,” Evans said. “We’ve got to take it upon ourselves to make our country better.”…..

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One Response to “Ron Paul Easily Re-Elected To Congressional Seat In Texas”
  1. HellDogger says:

    I log on to a station in Houston some mornings & heard Ron Paul’s opponant talking some really unbelievable trash. “Ron Paul want to legalize drugs, he’s bussing people in from Dallas to his Surfside rally, He’s gonna use his presidential campaign money to prop up his failing reps campaign. ” And the stupid ass Republican Talk show host is lappin it up. And they wonder why their lost the last election and will lose this one.
    Savage says Liberalism is a mental disorder. Well so is robberbaronism.

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