Republican Texas Congressman Ron Paul will hold his own rally in Tampa, Fla., on the eve of the GOP National Convention. Dr. Paul’s campaign also confirmed that the 76-year-old House representative would not be attending the Paul Festival nor the Freedom Festival 2012, which are both due to take place just before the convention. Both events are currently being organized by his supporters.
The Ron Paul campaign announced on Monday afternoon that it would not be campaigning in any of the Republican primaries due to take place between Tuesday, May 15 and June 26.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told Candy Crowley on Sunday that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney would make a great president, when he appeared on CNN’s State of the Nation. However, Senator Rubio would not confirm whether he would consider the post of vice president if he was approached by Mr. Romney.
Nevada GOP officials agreed unanimously on Saturday to postpone their presidential caucuses from Saturday, Jan. 14 to Saturday, Feb. 4. Nevada’s move means that the state will no longer be threatened with sanctions.
The date initially chosen by Nevada posed a series of problems for New Hampshire. Because state law demands New Hampshire holds its caucuses at least seven days prior to the next “similar” election, the state was unable to find a Tuesday in which to hold its primary between Tuesday, Jan. 3, the day of Iowa’s caucuses, and Saturday, Jan. 14.