Ron Paul officially running for president in 2012
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said Friday morning “the time is right” to enter the GOP presidential race.
“At this moment, I am officially announcing that I am a candidate in the Republican primary,” Paul announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Paul decided to enter the race because the “time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years.”
It is the Congressman’s third bid for the White House. He ran in 2008, losing the nomination to John McCain, and in 1988, as a member of the Libertarian Party. Buzz has already started over Paul: last week, he raised more than $1 million leading up to the first GOP debate in South Carolina.
Paul opened his first campaign office for the 2012 election in Ankeny Tuesday. Today, he is scheduled to be appear in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Fellow Republican and former Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich announced he would also run for President Wednesday.