Mitt Romney's last remaining rival for the Republican nomination for president, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, held a rally with his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., near the Texas state capitol in Austin, according to the Associated Press on Sunday.
Paul Rally sponsored by Tea Party Express
The rally, where Ron and Rand Paul spoke, was sponsored by Tea Party Express, as part of a bus tour that started on April 27 in Pittsburgh and is scheduled to end in Hot Springs, Ark. on Tuesday. According to the AP, the Austin rally seemed more made up of Paul supporters than tea party activists. The Austin American Statesman reported that the rally was attended by 1,500 people.
What did Ron Paul have to say?
Rep. Paul reiterated many of the themes of his campaign. These includes promises to cut spending and taxes, curb the power of the Federal Reserve, and to withdraw the American military from around the world.
Ron Paul and Rand Paul endorse Ted Cruz for Senate
Rep. Paul and Sen. Paul endorsed former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the upcoming primary for senator. Cruz is running against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Senate. Cruz attacked Dewhurst for killing a bill in the Texas Legislature that would have criminalized excessive pat-downs by the TSA in Texas air ports. The federal government threatened to ground all flights in or out of Texas airports should that law pass. According to the Austin American Statesman story, Cruz also pleased the crowd by advocating the auditing of the Federal Reserve, the elimination of the Internal Revenue Service, and the shrinking of the federal government.
How is Ron Paul's campaign for president going?
Paul, by some estimates, has fewer than a 100 delegates, having not won any statewide primary or caucus contests during the Republican nomination contests. Paul has, however, been able to grab some delegates at state conventions, including most recently in Maine, where he took 21 of 24 delegates chosen at that state's convention.Texas resident Mark Whittington writes about state issues for the Yahoo! Contributor Network.