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  Paul, Ron
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NameRon Paul
Address220 Blackstock Lane
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566, United States
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Born August 20, 1935
Died Still Living (78 years)
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InfoCongressman Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. First elected to Congress in 1976, Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.

Ron Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where he began his medical practice in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies! He and Carol, who reside in Surfside Beach, Texas, are the proud parents of five children and have sixteen grandchildren.

While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. He served on the House Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve's inflationary measures. He also was a key member of the Gold Commission, advocating a return to a gold standard for our currency. He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending, and regulation, and used his House seat to actively promote the return of government to its proper constitutional levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.

In 1988, Dr. Paul re-entered politics when he successfully won the nomination of the Libertarian Party for the U.S. Presidency. He spent much of the year campaigning across the country, promoting the ideals of limited government, low taxes, and personal liberty.

Dr. Paul returned to Congress in 1996 after successfully winning a House seat representing the 14th Congressional district of Texas. He was re-elected in 1998. He serves on the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, and the International Relations committee. On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves as the vice-chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.

Dr. Paul is the author of several books, including Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. He has been a distinguished counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is widely quoted by scholars and writers in the fields of monetary policy, banking, and political economy. He has received many awards and honors during his career in Congress, from organizations such as the National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, the Council for a Competitive Economy, Young Americans for Freedom, and countless others.

Dr. Paul's consistent voting record prompted one Congressman to comment that "Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers' ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are." Another Congresswoman added that "There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few."


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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 09, 2013 03:25pm Blog Entry Ron Paul Wants RonPaul.com So Badly That He’s Asking The UN For Help  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Nov 14, 2012 01:00pm Speech Ron Paul's Farewell Address to Congress  Article Craverguy 
Nov 08, 2012 12:00pm Commentary Who Killed Rudy Giuliani?  Article Craverguy 
Jul 08, 2012 02:00am Announcement Ron Paul to supporters: I will not join you at Paul festival  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 08, 2012 04:05pm Commentary Ron Paul's baby boom  Article Craverguy 
Apr 05, 2012 04:00pm News Focused on presidential bid, Ron Paul has missed 92 percent of votes in 2012  Article Jason 

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FAMILY
Wife Carol Paul Feb 01, 1957-
Son Ronald "Ronnie" Paul, Jr. 0000-
Daughter Lori Paul Pyeatt 0000-
Son Robert Paul 0000-
Daughter Joy Paul-LeBlanc 0000-
Son Rand Paul 1963-

INFORMATION LINKS
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RACES
  01/01/2016 IA US President - R Caucus ???
  11/06/2012 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.02% (-51.04%)
  08/28/2012 US President - R Convention Lost 8.27% (-81.89%)
  05/05/2012 US President - LBT Convention Lost 0.17% (-70.25%)
  01/03/2012 US President - D Primary Lost 0.03% (-90.83%)
  01/03/2012 US President - R Primary Lost 10.96% (-41.07%)
  01/03/2012 US President - R Delegate Count Lost 7.01% (-64.93%)
  08/13/2011 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 27.74% (-0.90%)
  11/02/2010 TX - District 14 Won 75.99% (+51.98%)
  03/02/2010 TX District 14 - R Primary Won 80.77% (+71.04%)
  11/04/2008 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.03% (-52.88%)
  11/04/2008 TX - District 14 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 Jefferson President Lost 0.12% (-50.70%)
  09/03/2008 US President - R Convention Lost 0.64% (-98.64%)
  06/03/2008 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-47.95%)
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 5.74% (-40.75%)
  05/25/2008 US President - LBT Convention Lost 0.60% (-31.74%)
  03/04/2008 MN US President - MNI Caucus Lost 20.00% (-30.00%)
  03/04/2008 VT US President - LBU Primary Lost 0.25% (-44.36%)
  03/04/2008 TX - District 14 - R Primary Won 70.46% (+40.92%)
  03/04/2008 US President - CST Primary Lost 0.15% (-35.92%)
  02/24/2008 PR US President - R Caucus Lost 4.35% (-86.47%)
  02/09/2008 WA US President - R Caucus Lost 20.77% (-4.96%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 3.01% (-59.42%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.16% (-46.76%)
  08/11/2007 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 9.12% (-22.45%)
  11/07/2006 TX - District 14 Won 60.19% (+20.38%)
  03/07/2006 TX District 14 - R Primary Won 77.65% (+55.29%)
  11/02/2004 TX - District 14 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 TX District 14 Won 68.09% (+36.18%)
  11/07/2000 TX District 14 Won 59.71% (+19.42%)
  11/03/1998 TX District 14 Won 55.25% (+10.76%)
  11/05/1996 TX District 14 Won 51.08% (+3.45%)
  04/09/1996 TX District 14 - R Runoff Won 54.06% (+8.12%)
  03/12/1996 TX District 14 - R Primary Won 31.97% (+0.00%)
  12/19/1988 US President Lost 0.00% (-79.18%)
  11/08/1988 US President National Vote Lost 0.47% (-52.90%)
  06/14/1988 ND US President - LBT Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/05/1987 US President - LBT Convention Won 50.52% (+17.27%)
  05/05/1984 TX US Senate - R Primary Lost 16.46% (-56.79%)
  11/02/1982 TX District 22 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/01/1982 TX District 22 - R Primary Won 87.51% (+75.03%)
  11/04/1980 TX District 22 Won 51.04% (+2.73%)
  11/07/1978 TX District 22 Won 50.56% (+1.11%)
  11/02/1976 TX District 22 Lost 49.93% (-0.14%)
  05/01/1976 TX District 22 - R Primary Won 93.45% (+86.89%)
  04/03/1976 TX District 22- Special Election Run-Off Won 56.15% (+12.31%)
  02/28/1976 TX District 22- Special Election Primary Won 39.59% (+0.00%)
  11/05/1974 TX District 22 Lost 28.35% (-41.18%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CO US Senate - R Primary - Jun 24, 2014 R Owen Hill
CA - District 07 - Open Primary - Jun 03, 2014 R Igor Birman
AR Governor - R Primary - May 20, 2014 R Curtis Coleman
GA US Senate - R Primary - May 20, 2014 R Paul C. Broun, Jr.
WV District 2 - R Primary - May 13, 2014 R Alex X. Mooney
TX Lt. Governor - R Primary - Mar 04, 2014 R Jerry Patterson
MA State House - Twelfth Essex - Special R Primary - Mar 05, 2013 R Leah Cole
MN US Senate - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R Kurt Bills
WA Supreme Court - Pos. 9 Primary - Aug 07, 2012 N Richard B. Sanders
TX District 14 - R Runoff - Jul 31, 2012 R Randy K. Weber
TX US Senate - R Primary - May 29, 2012 R Ted Cruz
KY District 4 - R Primary - May 22, 2012 R Thomas Massie
OR District 04- R Primary - May 15, 2012 R Art Robinson
NC State Senate 18- R Primary - May 08, 2012 R Glen Bradley
US House Republican Conference Chair - Nov 14, 2010 R Jeb Hensarling
WA US Senate - Open Primary - Aug 17, 2010 R Clint Didier
CT US Senate - R Primary - Aug 10, 2010 R Peter Schiff
TN - District 03 - R Primary - Aug 05, 2010 R Van Irion
KS District 1 - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Tim Huelskamp
MI District 01 - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Linda Goldthorpe
MI District 3 - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Justin Amash
UT US Senate - R Primary - Jun 22, 2010 R Mike Lee
CA District 08 - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R John Dennis
NM District 3 - R Primary - Jun 01, 2010 R Adam Kokesh
KY US Senate - R Primary - May 18, 2010 R Rand Paul
IN US Senate - R Primary - May 04, 2010 R John N. Hostettler
NJ Governor - R Primary - Jun 02, 2009 R Steve Lonegan
WA - District 03 - Nov 04, 2008 R Michael Delavar
MD District 5 - Nov 04, 2008 R Collins A. Bailey
MD District 7 - Nov 04, 2008 R Michael T. Hargadon
US President - Popular Vote - Nov 04, 2008 R Chuck Baldwin
NC - District 04 - Nov 04, 2008 R William "B.J." Lawson
AK US Senate - Nov 04, 2008 AKI Robert M. Bird
AK At-Large - R Primary - Aug 26, 2008 R Don Young
NJ US Senate - R Primary - Jun 03, 2008 R Murray Sabrin
NC District 3 - R Primary - May 06, 2008 R Walter B. Jones, Jr.
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction - R Primary - May 06, 2008 R Eric H. Smith
NC District 4 - R Primary - May 06, 2008 R William "B.J." Lawson
NC Governor- R Primary - May 06, 2008 R Robert F. "Bob" Orr
MD District 1 - R Primary - Feb 12, 2008 R Wayne T. Gilchrest
TX State House 029 - Special Election - Dec 19, 2006 R Randy K. Weber
NC District 5 - R Runoff - Aug 17, 2004 R Vernon Robinson
NJ US Senate - R Primary - Jun 07, 2000 R Murray Sabrin
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1992 R Pat Buchanan
UT Governor - Nov 08, 1988 R Merrill Cook
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 R Ronald Reagan
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