NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul is expected to announce plans to seek the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential election on Friday, CNN reported, citing a source close to the campaign. Paul is expected to make the announcement at a Friday morning campaign event in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Ron Paul is expected to run for president a third time.
It will be Paul's third bid for the White House. He ran as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and sought the Republican nomination in 2008. Paul launched a presidential exploratory committee at the end of April and attended the first Republican presidential debate last week after raising more than a million dollars online, Fox News reported. Congressman Paul is currently the chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy. As an advocate for limited constitutional government and a monetary policy based on the gold standard, Paul is a famous critic of the Federal Reserve. Paul joins several other candidates vying for the 2012 GOP nomination, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. -- Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Theresa McCabe. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to @TheresaMcCabe. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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