Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), was the guest speaker today at the National Press Club. The twelve-term congressman discussed his campaign, the $8 million dollars in campaign contributions he raised last quarter, and the state of the U.S. economy.
Rep. Paul announced that he is not going to run for another House term in order to concentrate on running for the GOP nomination. His campaign website calls him the "leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency."
Paul serves on the House Foreign Affairs and the Financial Services committees, and chairs the Subcommittee on Domestic and Monetary Policy. He is a physician specializing in obstetrics/gynecology and has authored several books, including "The Revolution: A Manifesto," "End the Fed," and "The Case for Gold."