Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he’s going to try a third time.
Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaign’s leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will be cast in caucuses next year.
Ron Paul has already accepted an invitation to the “First in the South” presidential debate in South Carolina on May 5.
Rep. Ron Paul set to make announcement in Iowa .
The Texas GOP congressman, who developed an ardent following through the Internet with his 2008 bid, is going to make an “important announcement” tomorrow afternoon in Iowa.
Earlier this month, Paul said he was “close” to making it official for another run at the GOP presidential nomination.