Ron Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas, has emerged as perhaps the most surprising candidate in the 2008 campaign.
An obscure member of Congress from Southeast Texas for most of his political career, Paul has metamorphosed into the favorite of legions of die-hard fans across the country who have been exposed to his contrarian views through Republican candidate debates and Internet blogs.
Unflappable and uncompromising, the physician known as ‘Dr. No’ is anti-tax, anti-big government and a staunch supporter of personal liberties.
And watch out GOP: he’s got no less than $5 million dollars to spend.
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