Ron Paul Looks to Turn Things Around in Louisiana
While he’s based in neighboring Texas, Louisiana is not exactly Ron Paul territory. He took 5 percent in the Louisiana Republican presidential primary back in 2008 and a poll unveiled on Tuesday finds he stands in a distant fourth with 3 percent -- tying him with Rick Perry, who pulled out of the race in January, and Buddy Roemer, the former Louisiana governor who is primarily focused on running for the Reform Party and the Americans Elect nominations.
Paul is looking to turn things around in the Pelican State before the primary on Saturday and will hold two town hall events on Friday. The maverick Texas congressman will be speaking at Louisiana College in Pineville and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond on Friday afternoon.
Edward King, Paul’s national youth director, noted that the campaign had set up almost 600 college-based chapters with more than 50,000 supporters across the country.
“We’re excited to bring Ron Paul back to Louisiana, where he kicked off ‘Youth for Ron Paul’ at LSU last September before presiding over the grand opening ceremony of his Louisiana state headquarters in Baton Rouge,” King said. “Since then, thousands more people have joined the youth effort, and the energy around his campaign continues to grow. Young people and true conservatives know he’s the only candidate who will bring real change to Washington, balance the budget, and boost our economy.”