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Ron Paul to speak at Cal, raise $$$ in SF Thursday

By Josh Richman
Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 11:08 am in 2012 presidential election, Berkeley, Ron Paul.

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will speak at UC-Berkeley this Thursday evening, addressing “the state of American politics today and … how limited government can solve our country’s woes.”

Ron PaulThat’s according to Students for Liberty, a Cal student organization, and Youth for Ron Paul, which are co-sponsoring the 7 p.m. event in the campus’ Zellerbach Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public, but because of the auditorium’s limited size, those wishing to attend are encouraged to get an early seating voucher online. The voucher will only be good until 6:30 PM, at which point seating will switch to first-come, first-served.

“College students today are beginning to break the left-right paradigm of American politics and turn to independent ideologies like Congressman Paul’s libertarianism for answers,” said the student groups’ news release. “This event should prove to be a true testament to the shifting nature of the youth vote.”

Paul earlier Thursday will attend an 11:30 a.m. fundraising luncheon at San Francisco’s Marriott Union Square hotel; tickets cost $350 per person, or $250 for those with student or military ID.

Thursday’s events will cap the Texas Congressman’s three-day campaign and fundraising swing through California; he has similar campus events scheduled Tuesday evening at Cal State Chico and Wednesday at UCLA. His fundraisers won’t be open to the media.

Paul, 76, during a radio appearance Monday in Washington, D.C., said he has not yet decided whether he’ll support the eventual GOP nominee.

A Republican candidate needs 1,144 delegates to clinch the nomination; Mitt Romney now has 464, Rick Santorum has 205, Newt Gingrich has 135 and Paul has 34, according to the Associated Press. Paul has not won any state primary or caucus so far.

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  • RR senile columnist

    I keep up with about a dozen college kids and none has said anything about the Fed. Guess they didn’t get the news about Dr Ron.