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Can Bob Barr become the next Ron Paul?


CofCC.org News Team…

Mr. Barr, a former Republican congressman from Georgia who on Monday announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party nomination, certainly hopes so. It is a prospect that could give Senator John McCain’s campaign fits, threatening to siphon critical Republican votes away from him in important battleground states.

Mr. Barr said Tuesday he believed Mr. Paul’s supporters should line up with him, based on the issues. “I can’t imagine that they would vote for or be supportive of any of the other candidates that are currently on the scene,” said Mr. Barr, who delivered a rousing introduction to Mr. Paul at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

“Our job is simply to motivate them to stay involved,” Mr. Barr said in a telephone interview, “and recognize that the very best opportunity they have to effect the kind of change they were hoping for by supporting Ron is to come out and vote for me.”

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