Ron Paul to Retire from Congress

Ron Paul announced that he won’t run for Congress in 2012 and will concentrate on his bid for president.

After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts exclusively this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat.

Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012.

“I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul said. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.”

His announcement will give enough time for anyone with aspirations for his seat to think about running, he said. Paul didn’t want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to let people know he wasn’t seeking reelection.

This leaves one wondering who will take his place, and what kind of changes this might mean. Although, he has been very popular, and faced little compaetition in his 13 bids for his Congressional seat, There doesn’t seem to be many who will upset to see him go.  Sometimes he has been reluctant to go after Federal money for his district.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is an intelligent, articulate and principled person, nationally known for his votes against federal spending.

He’s been consistent. He has voted against legislation to fund programs at the Johnson Space Center and to repair damage in Galveston County from Hurricane Ike.

He is, as one longtime GOP activist said, precisely the kind of congressman you’d want for your neighbors in the district next door.

He’s even been explainably squishy on libertarian issues such as RKBA issues and free trade. Who and what kind of politician will be likely to replace him.

Debra Medina’s name has been mentioned, as a gun totting libertarian, genuine Tea Partier she is more politically aligned with the Ron Paul Crowd. Currently she doesn’t live in the district, but she could easily rectify that.

A more traditional state Rep. Larry Taylor has made it known that he is interested in the position.

We can expect that Democrat Nick Lampson will run again, in a district that has been reshaped into something similar to the old district he once held.

Mayor Joe Jawaraski  has been reported to be interested in running , but it seems he is diametrically the opposite of Ron Paul. His stance on bringing in the poor to increase the population of the island, so that we can get more federal money, isn’t going to win him a District 14 election.

Who knows this just might be Libertarian Bob Smither’s big chance, if he can only raise enough money.

It will be interesting to watch this as it unfolds.


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2 Responses to Ron Paul to Retire from Congress

  1. Tim Day says:

    You have to come check out my website & facebook.
    The Civil part of the R.I.C.O. Act has been filed on Mayor Joe Jaworski and others at the City of Galveston. As a matter of fact, he with draw from the race a day after notice was given.
    They’re is only one person who can represent the Texas 14th District the BEST,
    TIM DAY!
    Who is TIM DAY?
    Tim Day is a BOI, Born on Galveston Island March 28, 1976.
    In 1999 at the age of 22, Tim developed an “economical development plan”,
    to revitalize 46 city blocks on the “North Side” of Galveston Island.
    Now 35 years old, this single father has retired after 12 years in business and 7 years in film making,
    To Run for Ron Paul’s Open U.S. Congress, Rep. Texas 14th District seat.
    Tim, has supported Ron Paul ever since meeting him around 8 years ago.
    May 1999, was the opening of his first business Island Shop Etc.
    Tim, has went on to have huge success on the Island and opened a number of different Businesses & Events.

    Stitch House 2003

    Bar B Que on tha Beach 2003

    Big Time Dreamer Studios 2004

    Expanded Mind Films 2004

    Tim Day Marketing Group 2006

    annual International Best of Both Worlds Hair Show, Beauty & Health Expo 2007

    The G.I. “The #1 Business & Event Guide to the Island” 2008

    annual Galveston Island BIKE FEST (entire month of August) 2010

    annual Texas Music Fest (entire month of August) 2010

    La Chaise Private Event Lounge 2010

    Twisted Ink Tattoos 2010

    In 2010, Tim help co-founded the “GREEN HOUSE FOUNDATION” 501 (c)3 Non-Profit.
    See site for all other founders
    (the Foundation don’t have nothing to do with Tim Day campaign or any other politically campaigns)

    By mid 2008, the flag ship of his companies Tim Day Marketing Group had become the leading force behind guerrilla marketing in Galveston County. With the creation of mobile & walking billboards. in addition to print advertising hand guides, TDMG has set itself apart from mainstream advertising publications. TDMG, has worked with industry professionals teams of P. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Magic Johnson, Kanye West, Rick Ross, A.I. and others in organizing, marketing and promoting some of the nation’s largest events. Events include Bayou Classic ’05, Essence Festival ’06, Memorial Weekend in Miami ’06, and All-Star Weekend in Houston ’06. TDMG has brought the same enthusiasm and professionalism to helping grow Galveston County businesses. Now he wants to take his business talents to Washington D.C. Tim Day has realize that his country needs him more now. He’s the taking idea of simple business 101 to D.C. To cut spending & no new taxes.

    Please support the Best for Texas 14th District…TIM DAY!
    …”I’m a Statesman, NOT a Career Politician!
    3 terms and I’m OUT!”

    -Friends of TIM DAY FOR U.S. CONGRESS 2012!
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    TIM DAY, For U.S. CONGRESS 2012
    For Ron Paul’s open seat (R TX 14th District)


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