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Posted February 7, 2011
Ron Paul to speak at Family Leader event in Iowa

Republican presidential hopeful, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, signs an autograph for Scott Gilbert, of Des Moines, Iowa, during the Iowa Straw Poll, in Ames, Iowa in this Aug. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES – Another potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate has accepted an invitation to address a key GOP constituency group as Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus season continues to gear up.

Officials of the FAMiLY LEADER organization say U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has confirmed he will be the featured speaker at their Presidential Lecture Series on March 7.  Congressman Paul is scheduled to deliver a pro-family lecture and meet with members of Leadership Roundtables at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Pella Christian High School in Pella, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Congressman Paul will follow former Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is kicking off the educational series today.

Organizers of the Presidential Lecture Series say its purpose is to provide  national figures with a pre-planned, full day in Iowa to introduce them to Iowans and to give citizens an educational opportunity to become better informed on the pro-family vision of each lecturer.  The lectures will be videotaped and posted on www.TheFamilyLeader.com.

The FAMiLY LEADER will host the Presidential Lecture Series each month through August 1.  U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is scheduled for April 11 and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., on May 2.  Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and businessman/radio host Herman Cain have also made commitments to participate.  Other invited Republican speakers include former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.

Organizers say they have been unable to reach former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney.

The Presidential Lecture Series will culminate with a presidential forum on Nov. 19 at a location to be determined in Des Moines.

The 2012 Iowa precinct caucuses – the first test of presidential strength – are slated to take place in February 2012.

One Response to Ron Paul to speak at Family Leader event in Iowa

  1. Mr Paul believes strongly in individual liberty. He believes in government staying out of our healthcare. He even believes that a private business should be able to decide who they will allow in their establisment because they are not public.
    IF I believe you Mr Paul then I would think you would be totally against the issues before the House;HR 3 No taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
    HR 217 Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
    HR 358 Protect Life Act

    After all there is nothin more individual than my own body. The public doesn’t own my body, it is my private body to decide any issue that concerns it. AND, you say you want to keep government out of healthcare.

    Did you mean what you campaigned on, or was it everyone’s individual right except women?

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