Rep. Ron Paul to join Sen. Rand Paul for Iowa jauntSubmitted by Phantom on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 07:40
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will join his son, Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul, for a statewide trip across Iowa later this month.
“Rand Paul’s message strikes a strong chord with the Tea Party here in Iowa,” said Drew Ivers, Ron Paul’s Iowa chair. “His message of stopping out of control federal spending is exactly what the Republican party needs at this time.”
The Texas Republican, who announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this year, has struggled to gain significant support in the state, which is slated to hold the nation’s first caucus.
The younger Paul’s appearance comes on the eve of the Ames Presidential Straw Poll, which the elder Paul has staked nearly $35,000 on winning.