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No Re-Election For Representative Ron Paul

July 12, 2011 by  

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 Texas’ 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.

“I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul told the site. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.”

In the interview, Paul expressed his optimism that his campaign will be successful: “We have a lot more support right now… Things are doing well for us.”

According to The Hill, census data may have contributed to the Representative’s decision, as the “redrawn district, as proposed by Texas’s GOP-controlled legislature, made the new version of the district less favorable to Paul.”

 

 

 

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  • s c

    Let me guess. Mr. Paul comes from a part of Texas where the locals worship the criminally insane ‘sanctuary city’ charade. Part and parcel of the host of problems with that schizophrenia is in the fact that Mickey Mouse (plus all of his friends), E T and all of the local dead voters will line up to “transform” Texas.
    I wish you luck, Mr. Paul. However, unless you can find a way to force ‘Republicans’ and their party apparatus to grow spines and brains in one hell of a hurry, what happens next won’t be hard to calculate.
    Teddy Roosevelt you’re not. But then, you’re also not Herr Obummer or one of his many ‘me arse is up for sale’ pals. I wish you luck, Mr. Paul. You’ll need it.

    • Kinetic1

      s c,
      “Mickey Mouse (plus all of his friends), E T and all of the local dead voters will line up to “transform” Texas.”
      Are you unaware of how the voter registration system works? This is the same sort of red flag the right was waving when ACORN reported corruption in their paid registration workers and it has nothing to do with final elections. There’s a big difference between registration fraud and voter fraud. Yes, we need to stop people who would use fictional characters and the dead to pad the party numbers in a district, but a cartoon character is never going to get the chance to vote. Just try walking into your local polling station and asking to vote as Mickey Mouse. In this world of touch screen voting their are much better and more reliable ways of stealing elections than trying to pad the vote with E.T.

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