Politics & Government

Candidate Ron Paul still attracts a crowd

Undaunted by the long odds against Ron Paul’s campaign for the presidency, some 600 of his supporters showed plenty of fire today for his message of smaller government and personal liberties.

Paul, 72, the iconoclastic Texas Republican, gets less national attention these days than when he raised his profile — and millions in contributions — as a GOP contender.

But Paul followers from the Triangle and beyond packed several sections of bleachers at UNC-Chapel Hill's Carmichael Auditorium at a 3 p.m. campaign event today. He also is scheduled for a speech in Durham, N.C., this evening.

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