No Re-Election For Representative Ron Paul
Libertarian-leaning Republican Representative Ron Paul announced today via Twitter that he has decided to not seek re-election to his seat representing Texasâ€™ District 14.
Paul has held the seat for 12 terms, nearly 24 years, but he told Texas news site TheFacts.com that he wishes to focus solely on his 2012 Presidential campaign.
â€śI felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,â€ť Paul told the site. â€śItâ€™s about that time when I should change tactics.â€ť
In the interview, Paul expressed his optimism that his campaign will be successful: â€śWe have a lot more support right nowâ€¦ Things are doing well for us.â€ť
According to The Hill, census data may have contributed to the Representativeâ€™s decision, as the â€średrawn district, as proposed by Texas’s GOP-controlled legislature, made the new version of the district less favorable to Paul.â€ť
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