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Special Feature: Ron Paul Supporters Get Ready for Pre-Convention Festivities

BY: ERIC GIUNTA | Posted: August 20, 2012 5:38 PM

Starting tomorrow, Sunshine State News will be publishing articles on the Ron Paul festivities preceding next week's Republican National Convention. We will have a full-time correspondent on the ground, bringing our readers firsthand coverage of both Ron Paul Festival 2012 (Friday and Saturday, Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa) and Dr. Paul's official pre-Convention Rally (Sunday, USF Sun Dome, Tampa). Love Ron Paul, or hate him, the libertarian wing of the Republican Party and the nation's center-right political field is not going away anytime soon, and will be a force to be reckoned with for election cycles to come.


By: ERIC GIUNTA | Posted: August 21, 2012 3:55 AM

As Republican speakers and delegates gear up for their national convention in Tampa, Aug. 27-30, the party’s libertarian faction is getting ready to put its own unique stamp on the week’s proceedings: Ron Paul Festival 2012.

The three-day festival honoring the 12-term Texas congressman, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Aug. 24-26, is taking place just before the Republican National Convention (RNC) kicks off. But an organizer for the event cautions that participants are not necessarily ready to rubber-stamp the GOP presidential ticket.

“Those people present who are rather new to the liberty message might be supporting the GOP,” predicted Tracy Diaz, a member of the festival's planning committee, in an interview with Sunshine State News. “But I think the staunch supporters of the movement will be voting either Libertarian or not at all in the election. I don’t think a single one of them will be supporting the Romney ticket.”

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