He made a stir in 2008, and it looks like Texas wild-card Congressman Ron Paul is throwing his hat in the ring again for another try at the presidency in 2012. Paul will reportedly announce his intentions in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday.


A Paul source confirmed to POLITICO that Paul will announce an exploratory committee during a visit to Des Moines. He will also announce his Iowa political team.

Three members of the state party’s central committee will co-chair the Texas congressman’s campaign in Iowa, a source said.

Paul, who has a small but dedicated following, will hold a press conference at the Holiday Inn near the Des Moines Airport to make the official announcement.

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