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Ron Paul Visiting Berkeley Today

The GOP presidential candidates are making their rounds to California. Mitt Romney was in the area last week, Rick Santorum came to Alamo, and now Ron Paul will be in Berkeley today.

California has been on the dance card for the GOP candidates lately. Mitt Romney came to the Bay Area recently and . Now it's Ron Paul's turn.

Republican presidential candidate Paul is in the Bay Area today for a fundraiser in San Francisco and a town hall meeting at the University of California at Berkeley this evening.

The Texas congressman was scheduled to attend a sold-out luncheon at the Marriott Union Square at 480 Sutter St. at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets for the lunch were $350 per person and $250 for students and military personnel, according to his campaign.

Later today, Paul will head across the Bay to UC Berkeley, where he will give a speech at a 7 p.m. town hall meeting at Zellerbach Auditorium, which seats about 2,000, university officials said.

The event is free and open to the public.

The campus group Students for Liberty, according to the university, organized Paul's UC Berkeley visit.

The group's founder, 22-year-old Casey Given, a fourth-year rhetoric and philosophy student, said he anticipates that a large turnout may push the event to a yet-to-be-determined outdoor location on campus.

Given described Students for Liberty as a three-year-old student organization that is "dedicated to promoting libertarian ideas."

Paul ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988.

Zellerbach Auditorium is located on campus near Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.

-Bay City News Service

Jim McClarin April 05, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Please note the difference between libertarian (small L) and Libertarian (Capital L). The first is a pro-liberty philosophy, the second is a political party built around that philosophy. There are far more libertarians who are not Libertarians than who are.
Terry Parris Jr. April 06, 2012 at 06:12 AM
I think you just noted the difference, Jim. Thanks!

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