Ron Paul Supporters Backing Gay Candidate In Texas
Now that they have washed the glitter out of their eyes and accepted that Ron Paul will not be the Republican presidential nominee, the libertarian hero's supporters are now turning their attention to smaller, state-based races.
And one man, John Ramsey, seems to be leading the pack: the 21-year old used a family inheritance to start his own super PAC, Liberty for All, and is currently funding races all over the country, including one in Texas, where the candidate is not necessarily what you would expect.
From the New York Times:
With their favorite having lost the nomination for president, Mr. Paul’s dedicated band of youthful supporters is looking down-ballot and swarming lightly guarded Republican redoubts like state party conventions in an attempt to infiltrate the top echelons of the party.
Liberty for All appears to have a taste for the obscure. Its next candidate is Michael D. Cargill, a gay, black gun store owner running for constable in Travis County, Tex.
But the political action committee will have money to spend. Mr. Ramsey said that between his wallet and a fund-raising push, the PAC expected to have $10 million this summer.
Ramsey told the paper that he will spend as much money as it takes "to get this country moving in a freer direction."