Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ron Paul To Visit Colorado State University

COLORADOAN.COM | Trevor Hughes | January 26, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is to speak at CSU in Fort Collins on Tuesday.

Paul's visit was confirmed by campaign volunteers and officials today.

A Ron Paul spokeswoman said the congressman will speak in the afternoon of Jan. 31 in the main ballroom of the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University. She said a specific time had not yet been determined, and that officials were still working out logistics.

CSU officials said Paul's appearance is being organized by a student group and is not an official university event.

"I'm really excited to meet him. Dr. Paul is one of the most inspirational people in my lifetime. He's a very pure individual who has always stuck with his principles. His voting record displays that," said campaign volunteer and Fort Collins resident Jon Fye. "He's never voted for an unbalanced budget. He's never voted for a tax increase."

Paul advocates limited government, low taxes, free markets, and monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency such as gold.

Paul would be the first presidential candidate to speak in Fort Collins since then-candidate Barack Obama spoke on the CSU Oval on Oct. 26, 2008. Paul is trailing in national polls behind Republican frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

Colorado is playing an increasingly important role in national politics. President Obama is speaking to a group at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora today.

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