Official Ron Paul CandidatesSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 21:23
Editor's Note: I asked the campaign for a list of all the candidates Dr. Paul has endorsed so far, and this is what Jesse Benton sent me: (below)
Followup 5/7/2008: I received the following email from Tom Lizardo regarding Bill Johnson:
My name is Tom Lizardo. I work as Chief of Staff in Ron Paul's Congressional Office. Over the past several weeks, I have also been involved in assisting Dr Paul with the consideration of candidates who are seeking his endorsement for their campaigns. We have gone through the process of setting up a method by which candidates are to be considered for such endorsements. During that period, we have also received and reviewed requests from dozens of candidates.
Although Bill Johnson's name ended up on the endorsement list, he did not go through this process. In light of this fact, and in light of the revelations regarding his past statements and associations, Dr Paul has retracted the endorsement and hopes that, in the future, the process that has been put into place will mitigate the likelihood of similar errors.
Thank you for your inquiry on the topic.
PS Ron endorsed Pat Dixon for reelection to the Lago Vista (TX) City Council today.
Congressman Scott Garrett (NJ) General election
David Gay for Congress (NY) Primary pending in September
Jim Taylor for State Senate (PA) Lost primary
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD)
Peter James for Congress (MD) Special election June 17
Congressman Virgil Goode (VA)
Amit Singh for Congress (VA) Primary election June 10
Congressman Walter Jones (NC) Primary May 6
William Lawson for Congress (NC) Primary May 6
Erich Smith for Superintendent of Instruction (NC) Primary May 6
Congressman Paul Broun (GA) Primary July 15
Congressman Jimmy Duncan (TN)
Matt Chancy Public Service Commissioner (AL)
Linda Goldthorpe for Congress (MI) Primary August 5
Eric Plourde (L) for Mayor of Ann Arbor (MI) General election
Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO) Primary August 12
George Lilly for Congress (CO) General election (primary still possible)
Congressman Dennis Rehberg (MT)
MIKE MORE for State House District (MT)
RON MARQUARDT State House (MT)
BOB WAGNER for State House (MT)
GREG Hinkle for State Senate (MT)
Bill Johnson, Superior Court Judge of LA County (CA)
Kevin Tunstall, City Council of Missouri City (TX) non-partisan election May 10