Grassroots Ron Paul Campaign Opens Coralville, IA HeadquartersSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 23:28
A small store space along a Coralville strip mall, 440 First Ave., buzzed with activity Monday night. As people clad in "I support the Constitution" T-shirts filed into the recently opened headquarters of a grass-roots network of supporters of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.
The only Paul headquarters in the area, supporters said the new office will be open until the caucuses Jan. 3 to help expand their outreach.
"Lots of really good people come down in [this area], and they'll be voters," said Randi Shannon. "They'll be stopping in, they'll be able to get questions answered and we'll be able to take care of it."
Even though Johnson County is one of the bluest areas in the Midwest, supporters say the location is still valuable.
"Generally, Johnson County is largely Democratic, but there's a huge independent group of people here and a small group of Republicans, too," said Chris Peters. "I think Ron Paul has tremendous appeal across party lines, especially to independents … He bridges a lot of different divides that exist right now."