Ron Paul http://iowapublicradio.org en Paul Name Could Be Asset, or Liability, for Rand Paul http://iowapublicradio.org/post/paul-name-could-be-asset-or-liability-rand-paul <p></p><p> Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he’s considering a run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. He headlined a fundraiser for Iowa Republicans Friday night in Cedar Rapids.</p><p>He may be picking up where his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tx.), left off his 2012 campaign.</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 05:45:16 +0000 Sarah McCammon 20601 at http://iowapublicradio.org Paul Name Could Be Asset, or Liability, for Rand Paul Ron Paul Fans Stay Active in Local Politics, As Some Snub Romney http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ron-paul-fans-stay-active-local-politics-some-snub-romney <p>With the presidential election looming, hardly anyone is paying attention to Ron Paul anymore. The Texas Congressman ran for the GOP nomination, but has not endorsed his party’s nominee. In several places including the battleground state of Iowa, many of Paul’s supporters are still involved in politics – but not on behalf of Mitt Romney. As Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah McCammon reports, they’re keeping the focus close to</p><p></p><p>home.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:53:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 10065 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ron Paul Fans Stay Active in Local Politics, As Some Snub Romney Libertarian Gary Johnson Aims to Lure Voters from Both Major Parties http://iowapublicradio.org/post/libertarian-gary-johnson-aims-lure-voters-both-major-parties <p>Most of the attention in the presidential race is focusing on the Democratic and Republican parties.&nbsp; But there are, of course, third-party candidates … including former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is running as a Libertarian.</p><p>Johnson’s name will appear on the November ballot in Iowa after he survived a challenge from supporters of Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He’s faced similar challenges in several other states including Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:41:41 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7841 at http://iowapublicradio.org Libertarian Gary Johnson Aims to Lure Voters from Both Major Parties Iowa Panel Says Gary Johnson Can Be on November Ballot http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-panel-says-gary-johnson-can-be-november-ballot <p>Libertarian-minded voters will have a presidential candidate on the ballot in Iowa this November—but it won’t be Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who galvanized so many Iowa voters when he ran for the Republican nomination. Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson will have his name in the running, after a unanimous decision by a&nbsp; three-person bipartisan panel.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:13:18 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 7182 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Panel Says Gary Johnson Can Be on November Ballot Former Ron Paul Campaign Chairman Says Iowa Supporters Will Get Behind Romney http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-ron-paul-campaign-chairman-says-iowa-supporters-will-get-behind-romney <p>The Republican National Convention is underway in Florida, and while Iowa may not have the largest delegation, it’s still getting a lot of attention because of Iowa’s swing-state status.</p><p>The delegation also has been the source of controversy within the party, because most of its members have supported Texas Congressman Ron Paul.</p><p>Iowa Public Radio's Sarah McCammon speaks with delegation chairman Drew Ivers, who's also the former chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:14:22 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7175 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former Ron Paul Campaign Chairman Says Iowa Supporters Will Get Behind Romney Is the Political Fringe Moving Into the Mainstream? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/political-fringe-moving-mainstream <p>One of the wackier sideshows in Iowa’s political theater happened earlier this summer&nbsp; - when the Republican State Senate candidate in the 34<sup>th</sup> district declared the United States Government illegitimate, and dropped out of the race.</p><p>Randi Shannon then announced she was becoming a State Senator in something called the <a href="http://www.republicfortheunitedstates.org/">Republic for the United States of America</a>.&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks took a closer look at the political fringe.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:07:46 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 6741 at http://iowapublicradio.org Is the Political Fringe Moving Into the Mainstream? Raucous Iowa Convention May Signal What's To Come http://iowapublicradio.org/post/raucus-iowa-convention-may-signal-whats-come You know things are going badly when the person at the front of the room has to say, "This is not going well." The fireworks at Iowa's Republican State Convention began even before lunchtime Saturday. At one point during the day, the parliamentarian threatened to kick out the next person who tried to speak out of order.<p>If Saturday's convention is any indication, Mitt Romney may not be in for smooth sailing at this summer's national convention in Florida.<p>Why the rancor in Iowa? Many longtime party activists say supporters of Texas Rep. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:41:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 3313 at http://iowapublicradio.org Romney Backers Brace For Paul 'Circus' In Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/romney-backers-brace-paul-circus-iowa While Mitt Romney has a virtual lock on the Republican presidential nomination, fans of Rep. Ron Paul of Texas aren't quite giving up.<p>While they know he won't be president, they're still working to promote Paul's ideas. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:35:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 3195 at http://iowapublicradio.org Romney Backers Brace For Paul 'Circus' In Iowa Politics Day: Political Gaffes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-political-gaffes <p>On Politics Day, IPR&rsquo;s Dean&nbsp;Borg talks with two political scientists, Bruce Nesmith from Coe College and Donna Hoffman from the University of Northern Iowa, about the current strategies of President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney including the recent political gaffes and how the incidents may impact the candidates. Later on, Dean talks about the potential influence Ron Paul could have in Iowa&rsquo;s Republican party in light of the coming GOP state convention.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:07:36 +0000 Dean Borg 3070 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Political Gaffes Ron Paul still in the race for delegates http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ron-paul-still-race-delegates <p>Ron Paul isn't expecting to get the GOP nomination. He says he'll no longer campaign in states that haven't held primaries. But he and his supporters are pushing for delegates in states like Iowa - who've already voted but have yet to award delegates at the state convention.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 1908 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ron Paul still in the race for delegates Young Voters and 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/young-voters-and-2012 <p>In 2008 more voters UNDER the age of 35 participated in the election than voters OVER the age of 65. And voters under 30 overwhelmingly supported Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama. But, a lot can happen in four years. Host Ben Kieffer talks with young voters about who they’re supporting in 2012 and the issues important to them.&nbsp; Guests include Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research for the Pew Research Center, Steffen Schmidt, University Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, and Heather Smith, President of Rock the Vote.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:33:18 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 141 at http://iowapublicradio.org