Ron Paul likely to enter 2012 race in MaySubmitted by Phantom on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:04
Ron Paul likely to enter 2012 race in May
Posted by Brian Montopoli
Libertarian-leaning Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul has formed a so-called "testing the waters" fundraising account ahead of a possible 2012 presidential run, Paul aide Jesse Benton confirmed to CBS News.
According to Benton, Paul "is close to making a final decision and it is better than 50-50 that he will enter the race in May."
A run by Ron Paul would almost surely mean that his son, GOP Sen. Rand Paul, will not seek the presidency. Rand Paul, who shares many political beliefs with Ron Paul, has been considering a run if his father does not seek the nomination.
Benton said that Ron Paul has already raised more than $1.2 million through his political action committee "to help him weigh his political options," adding that "he has the structure in place to hit the ground running if he makes the decision to run next month." Benton is the director of Paul's political action committee, LibertyPAC.
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