Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Texas Rep. Ron Paul Announces Exploratory Committee

As we all know, presidential campaigns seem to grow longer with every election cycle. In fact, it's surprising that at least one candidate did not announce his exploratory committee while standing on one of the floats at President Obama's inaugural parade. While no Democrat has stood up and declared a desire to challenge the sitting president, there have been several Republicans who have taken the initial steps necessary to participate in debates and, of course, raise money. We now have a Texan included in that group.

Representative Ron Paul, who has run for president twice before (as a Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican three years ago), announced this week that he has formed an exploratory committee for a possible run in 2012. This means he will be taking part in the first Republican debate, scheduled for May 5, along with several other men who have publicly stated their interest in a run.

Paul is the oldest potential candidate at this point for that coveted seat in the Oval Office, being seventy-five years of age, but he comes with a galvanized group of supporters and name recognition that has heightened since his last effort. Time will tell if his exploring leads to the decision to enter the race as a declared candidate.

What are your thoughts on Rep. Ron Paul's third try at the presidency? Does he have a message that you believe will resonate with voters?

At Bertolino LLP, we have election law attorneys who are experienced in areas of voting rights, campaign and election laws, and election challenges. If you are a member of Rep. Paul's team, or any other person considering a run for office, and you need legal representation to ensure that all of your rights leading up and on election day are protected, we can help. Please contact our Austin, Houston, or San Antonio office today and let's discuss strategy.

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