Tribpedia: Ron Paul

Perry, On Ropes, Says He Won't Give Up

Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he will return to Texas to reassess his campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he will return to Texas to reassess his campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

Rick Perry honed his combative southern voice Sunday, promising to make a fiery stand in the state where he first announced his presidential ambitions: South Carolina. Whether it’s his final fight or a new beginning won’t be clear until Perry is done crisscrossing the Palmetto State over the next two weeks.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.
U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Paul Woos N.H. Voters With Old-Fashioned Town Hall

Hundreds of tried and true Ron Paul supporters filled a town hall meeting this afternoon to hear the 76-year-old Texas congressman speak ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary in the Granite State. 

ABC, Yahoo! News and WMUR-TV host a Republican primary debate at Saint Anselm's College in Manchester, NH.
ABC, Yahoo! News and WMUR-TV host a Republican primary debate at Saint Anselm's College in Manchester, NH.

Texas GOP Candidates Struggle for Airtime in Debate

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The bad news for the GOP’s presidential hopefuls from Texas? No blows landed on Mitt Romney in Saturday night’s nationally televised New Hampshire debate to knock the front-runner from his perch.

 

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.

Video: Paul's "Betrayal" Ad Targets Santorum

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.

Politicus Interruptus

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?