Ron Paul will skip Obama’s speech on job creation

·Political Reporter

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul will skip President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress Thursday, The Ticket has learned.

Paul campaign spokesman Gary Howard confirmed Wednesday that Paul "doesn't plan on going" to the address.

Paul joins a handful of other Republicans, including Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who will not attend the president's speech.

Obama plans to outline a $300 billion proposal that the White House says will boost job creation and economic growth. Republican leaders said they are not preparing an official response to Obama's plan.