Tribpedia: Ron Paul

The Brief: April 13, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton readies for the onslaught of book patrons at BookPeople on June 20, 2014.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton readies for the onslaught of book patrons at BookPeople on June 20, 2014.

The big political news of the weekend was the long-expected launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. It was a move that made waves even in ruby red Texas.

Dreamer Jesus Trevino, waits his turn to testify  during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015
Dreamer Jesus Trevino, waits his turn to testify during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015

The Brief: April 7, 2015

A Senate subcommittee hearing legislation that would repeal the state's 2001 law offering in-state tuition to certain undocumented Texas high school graduates lasted well past the midnight hour as dozens of witnesses testified against the bill.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul delivers the keynote speech at the Dallas County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner on Jan. 30, 2015.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul delivers the keynote speech at the Dallas County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner on Jan. 30, 2015.

Rand Paul is Making His Play for Texas

If Rand Paul runs for president — and he's widely expected to — don't expect a campaign that mirrors those of his father. During a weekend visit to North Texas, where he spoke at a pair of GOP events, Paul talked about building a broad coalition.

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and son Rand speak at a Tea Party rally at the Texas Capitol on May 6, 2012.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and son Rand speak at a Tea Party rally at the Texas Capitol on May 6, 2012.

Daddy Issues: While Rand Paul Seeks Donors, Ron Paul Talks Secession

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Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and his son, presidential hopeful and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, are in a strange predicament as the 2016 campaign season begins. They are a father and son tied together — but running in opposite directions.

State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, explains Medicaid reimbursements on the House floor on April 4, 2013.
State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, explains Medicaid reimbursements on the House floor on April 4, 2013.

The Brief: Dec. 5, 2014

Voters in Senate District 18 go to the polls on Saturday to choose who will serve out the remainder of the term of Glenn Hegar, the state's next comptroller.

Sen. Wendy Davis D-Ft.Worth, speaks to media at ACC Rio Grande Campus on February 10th, 2014
Sen. Wendy Davis D-Ft.Worth, speaks to media at ACC Rio Grande Campus on February 10th, 2014

The Brief: Feb. 14, 2014

The Wendy Davis for governor campaign and Battleground Texas have spent a combined $1.5 million on operatives and vendors who have ties to the Obama re-election effort, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

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.

Ron Paul speaking to reporters after a rally at the University of Texas at Austin on April 26, 2012.
Ron Paul speaking to reporters after a rally at the University of Texas at Austin on April 26, 2012.

Paul Still Pushing to Win Texas

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul made a couple of campaign stops in Austin on Thursday. After an afternoon fundraiser, he met with supporters on the University of Texas campus. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.

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 and Large Crowds

The veteran congressman 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 tour of his home state.

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 Keeps His 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 smaller caucus states, which award delegates based on a proportional system.