Ron Paul pushes back on 'fringe' label

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 20, 2011 12:05 PM
Ron Paul pushes back on 'fringe' label

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is selling his campaign as mainstream on the heels of his straw poll victory at a major conservative gathering this weekend.

Paul, the libertarian-leaning Texas congressman, on Monday rejected the notion that he is nothing more than an interesting fringe candidate due to his controversial positions on drug legalization and civil rights legislation. He said that voters should focus on the core of his small-government, anti-war message.