After cutting his Florida campaign short, Texas congressman and presidential hopeful Ron Paul plans to begin his campaign across Colorado in our very own Lory Student Center.
Paul, who made a two-day campaign trip through Maine this past weekend, is set to speak for 15 minutes in the LSC Main Ballroom at 10 a.m. before leaving for a noon rally in Denver and a 2 p.m. speech in Colorado Springs, according to the Denver Post.
Since Paulâ€™s campaign confirmed his visit on Jan. 26, the event has been sold out, said CSU student and member of Youth for Ron Paul, Matt Martinez.
â€œIn regards to the reserve tickets they are all sold out at this point,â€ Martinez said in an email to the Collegian. â€œ â€¦ There will, however, be standing room for those who have not yet reserved a ticket.â€
The main ballroom doors open at 9 a.m.
With the Colorado caucus on Feb. 7, a week away, candidate Rick Santourum is also set to speak in Lone Tree on Tuesday at the Lone Tree Golf Club Lounge.
â€œDr. Paulâ€™s engagement with supporters and undecided voters just a week in advance of the caucus promises to help us achieve a competitive showing,â€ said Matthew Holdridge, the campaignâ€™s state director, in a Denver Post column written by Kurtis Lee.
As for engaging younger voters, Paul said, in a statement released by his campaign, that heâ€™s looking forward to his stop at CSU.
â€œThe young people are with me because they agree that it is time to bring our troops home, stop the out-of-control spending and get government out of the way so the private sector can create jobs,â€ Paul said.
For coverage of Paulâ€™s visit to the university, look for Wednesdayâ€™s Collegian and visit www.collegian.com.