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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Video: Paul's "Betrayal" Ad Targets Santorum

Presidential candidate Ron Paul has released an attack ad against former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The spot is scheduled to air in the early primary state of South Carolina on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul has released an attack ad against former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The spot is scheduled to air in the early primary state of South Carolina on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

Ron Paul is trying to stop Rick Santorum's surge, but his new attack ad coincides with the revelation of a xenophobic video produced by a group claiming to be Paul's supporters.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/2/12

The first week of 2012 started with the first presidential voting of the cycle, and our coverage included Dehn's videos of Rick Perry's "reassessment" and "next leg of the marathon" speeches, Ramshaw's reporting on the rationale behind his decision and Root's analysis of just what happened in the hours after the Iowa results came in, plus Galbraith on the Texas critters that might be added to the endangered list, Tan's look at new laws regulating payday lenders, Hamilton on an impending battle over tuition increases at UT, and Murphy with a new data map using the latest Census numbers for Texas: The best of our best content from January 2 to 6, 2012.

Gov. Rick Perry at a rally on the morning of the Jan. 3, 2012, Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry at a rally on the morning of the Jan. 3, 2012, Iowa caucuses.

For Perry, Quitting is Not an Option

After an awful fifth-place showing in Iowa and top aides telling him he should consider pulling out of the presidential race, the specter of a first defeat has come into focus for Gov. Rick Perry. Here's the problem: He does not really know how to lose.

Politicus Interruptus

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The bet here is that the U.S. Supreme Court wouldn't have taken the Texas redistricting case if they thought it was a good idea to hold elections using the San Antonio court's plan. If it was, why issue a stay, set arguments, and risk delaying the primaries?

Rick Perry hugs a campaign worker after announcing he's headed back to Texas to reassess his campaign after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses on January 3, 2012.
Rick Perry hugs a campaign worker after announcing he's headed back to Texas to reassess his campaign after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses on January 3, 2012.

Morning Shows: Did Paul Peak in IA? Perry Likely "Done"

A round-up of the morning show buzz after Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. Political analysts say U.S. Congressman Ron Paul may have peaked in Iowa, while it's becoming more clear Gov. Rick Perry's disappointing campaign will have a hard time moving forward. 

Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

Perry Assessing Campaign After Poor Iowa Showing

Gov. Rick Perry will come home to pray and reflect and decide whether to continue his presidential quest after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. "I decided to return to Texas to assess the results of tonight’s caucus, to determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry said in an emotional speech late Tuesday night.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul leaving Valley High School after a Rock the Caucus event in Des Moines on Jan. 3, 2012, the day of the Iowa caucuses.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul leaving Valley High School after a Rock the Caucus event in Des Moines on Jan. 3, 2012, the day of the Iowa caucuses.

Paul's Solid Iowa Showing Energizes Supporters

It may have been a disappointing night for Gov. Rick Perry, but for another Texan, Tuesday’s results left few doubts about what comes next. Matt Largey of KUT News reports on Ron Paul’s big night — and where he goes from here.

Gov. Rick Perry during the final pitch of his Iowa bus tour at a campaign rally at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry during the final pitch of his Iowa bus tour at a campaign rally at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.

Perry Rallies Troops Ahead of Caucus

Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday fired up his “Texas strike force,” a politically connected band of lobbyists, lawmakers and volunteers who are fanning across Iowa to talk up the Texas governor when Iowans begin voting Tuesday night. But an air of uncertainty is hanging over Perry's presidential campaign ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

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.

Audio Slideshow: Reporters Preview Iowa Caucuses

As thousands of Republicans gather in precincts across Iowa, Texas eyes are focused on Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in the first test of their 2012 presidential ambitions. Ready yourself with political analysis and photos from Tribune and KUT News reporters on the ground in the Hawkeye State for tonight's caucuses.