Newsletters, Statements Cause Campaign Trail Problems for Ron Paul

Ron Paul is facing new questions on the campaign trail about inflammatory newsletters dating back to the 1980s, as the outsider Republican candidate gains steam in Iowa just days before the caucuses.

The newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s, under names like Ron Paul’s Freedom Report and the Ron Paul Investment Letter, contained several instances of racially charged language and other offensive statements. While the newsletters have attracted renewed scrutiny in the media over the last few days, Newt Gingrich piled on Friday, saying the missives raise “fundamental questions” about the libertarian-leaning Texas congressman.

 “These things are really nasty, and he didn’t know about it? Wasn’t aware of it?” Gingrich said at a stop in South Carolina.

Paul has since denied writing, and in some cases even reading, some of the newsletters that bore his name. But the issue could continue to haunt him as he rides a wave of

support in Iowa at just the right time.

A line from one of the newsletters referring to the 1992 riots in Los Angeles said: “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”   FOX News

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