Tribpedia: Ron Paul

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Ron Paul represents Congressional District 14 in Texas. He first served in Congress from 1976-77, then again from 1979-85 and again beginning in 1997.

 

Paul serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, where he is the chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. He is also serves on the International Monetary Policy and Trade subcommittee, along  with the  House ...

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Competition Breaks Out in Ron Paul's District

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson, isn't seeking re-election this year, turning a typically Republican seat into an interesting race between a former congressman and a two-term state representative. GOP state Rep. Randy Weber hopes to make the race about President Obama, while Democratic candidate Nick Lampson is focused on congressional squabbling.

Ron Paul speaks at a Tea Party rally at the Texas Capitol on May 6, 2012.
Ron Paul speaks at a Tea Party rally at the Texas Capitol on May 6, 2012.

Paul to Stop Actively Campaigning for Presidential Bid

Texas Congressman Ron Paul has announced he will stop actively campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. Paul hadn't won a primary or caucus, but his delegate strategy aims to influence the party platform at the Republican National Convention.

Running to Replace Paul, but Distant From His Image

The race to replace U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is a free-for-all, with nine Republicans among 11 major party candidates running in Congressional District 14. And candidates aren't looking to be a carbon copy of Paul in the redrawn district. “I don’t get a sense that people are looking for the next Ron Paul,” one hopeful said.

Weekend Insider: Ron Paul's Shoes, Social Media Sabotage

This week in the Texas Tribune Weekend Insider:
Ron Paul is a tough act to follow, and in an election full of confusion over a delayed primary date and hastily drawn district boundaries, some of the major GOP candidates running to replace the doctor in Congress aren’t even trying to fill his shoes.

We also look at the influence of social media on the Texas primary. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow a candidate to get out their message, but social media can also be a sabotage strategy. And it's one that is seriously at play in Texas’ later-than-usual primary — from fake Twitter feeds to hijacked website domains to allegations of email and Facebook forgery.

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the Texas Tea party rally Sunday May 6, 2012 at the Texas Capitol.  Cruz is trailing frontrunner David Dewhurst in the race to replace current Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the Texas Tea party rally Sunday May 6, 2012 at the Texas Capitol. Cruz is trailing frontrunner David Dewhurst in the race to replace current Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Ron Paul Backs Cruz, but Cruz Not Returning the Favor

While U.S. Rep. Ron Paul endorsed former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz on Sunday to be the next U.S. senator from Texas, Cruz isn't returning the favor and endorsing Paul's presidential bid.

The Weekly TribCast: Episode 130

On this week's podcast, Ross, Emily, Morgan and Ben weigh the recent resignation of Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott and the back and forth court rulings on Planned Parenthood and the Women's Health Program. Our reporting quartet also looks ahead to this weekend's Tea Party rally in Austin, an event headlined by Ron and Rand Paul. 

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.

Ron Paul Faces Long Odds, Large Crowds in Texas Tour

Ron Paul may not have a real shot at becoming the GOP's presidential nominee, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have something to gain by taking a swing through his home state. His stops this week in Texas will help rile up his loyal supporters and serve as a reminder to the Republican Party that the longtime lawmaker isn't going away quietly.

News App: The 2012 Election Brackets

The candidates have filed for the May 29 primary elections. With all of the changes going on, it will help to have a scorecard. We've updated our election brackets to reflect the final filing period that closed on March 9 so that you can size up the competition and, as they become available, learn the results of the primaries, the runoffs and the general election.

Ron Paul leaving the stage at a Rock the Caucus event at Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 3, 2012.
Ron Paul leaving the stage at a Rock the Caucus event at Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 3, 2012.

Paul Maintains Focus on Smaller Caucus States

Ron Paul's fourth-place finish in Florida's primary on Tuesday wasn't surprising. Paul, who barely competed in the Sunshine State, is sticking to his focus on caucus states that award delegates based on a proportional system. Political experts say that even if Paul doesn’t win the nomination, his ability to pick up delegates could help him influence the Republican platform at the national convention.

Back to San Antonio for Maps and Dates

Texas Weekly

Three federal judges in San Antonio are going back, literally, to the drawing board for new political maps for Texas, and to decide when to have primary elections. The same things, in other words, they were trying to work out in November.

Gov. Rick Perry delivering his stump speech during an early morning campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry delivering his stump speech during an early morning campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.

Yeah, He Lost, But...

Texas Weekly

Rick Perry is still the Republican governor of a strongly Republican state. He controls the executive branch, maintains strong ties with business, has relatively weak opponents, and has run circles around the media.

Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.

The Morning After: Perry Returns from the Trail

Texas Weekly

When the Legislature decamped from Austin in July, there was a sense of order in Texas politics. And yet, as Rick Perry returns a mere seven months later, conditions on the ground in Texas border on the chaotic.