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Ron Paul is All In, Announces Retirement from Congress

Ron Paul is going all in this year for president as he will not seek another term in Congress. He announced on his Facebook page today:

Big news! I have decided not to seek re-election for my House seat in 2012 and will focus all of my energy winning the Presidency. My hometown newspaper The Facts will be running the exclusive story very shortly.

I guess it’s not that surprising, the guy is 75 years old and has been in Congress for 24 years. Furthermore, most of his influence comes from speaking, writing and interviews, which he’ll almost certainly continue after his term. Casting the one vote on items that pass 434-1 probably doesn’t have quite as much influence. And hey, he’s got his son in the Senate now. So I guess I’ll wish good luck to Dr. Paul on his presidential campaign and a fond farewell as well.

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