Will his crowd rival that of the GOP’s?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) â€” Supporters of maverick Rep. Ron Paul who are organizing a rally as an alternative to the Republican National Convention are moving their crosstown event to a larger venue.
The Rally for the Republic featuring Paul â€” the Texas conservative failed in his bid to win the GOP nomination for president â€” is scheduled for Minneapolis’ Target Center, home of basketball’s Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Target Center can accommodate at least 15,000 people for such an event. Planners for the Paul event had originally considered a college basketball arena that seats about 11,000 people.
Good news for the Paulites or Roniacs or whatever you want to call them.
Of note, the only two yard signs I see up around Kansas City are for Ron Paul and Barack Obama. And while Obama has the majority of the signs, a lot of Ron Paul supporters are sticking with the Texas congressman.
More as it develops…