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Aides Say Ron Paul to Declare 2012 Candidacy on Friday


"...Paul will announce those plans on Friday."

WASHINGTON (AP/THE BLAZE) -- Campaign aides say Texas Rep. Ron Paul will run for president for a third time. According to them, Paul -- who formed a campaign exploratory committee last month -- will announce those plans on Friday. Politico reports:

The Texas congressman will make his announcement from New Hampshire during the 7:00 a.m. hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Paul is then scheduled to speak at 10:00 a.m. in Exeter, part of a two-day swing through New Hampshire following a stop in Iowa. Paul will also be keynoting the Grafton County Republican Memorial dinner on Friday night.

The aides would speak only on background because the announcement is not yet official.

Paul ran for president in 1988 as a Libertarian and sought the Republican nomination in 2008. He amassed a large following with his libertarian views but it didn't translate into a significant number of delegates.

He calls for dramatically reducing government spending and scaling back management of the economy.

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