Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will visit the city next week, making a Tuesday appearance at Clinton Community College for a town hall meeting. The public is invited to attend the event which begins at 2 p.m. in the school’s technology center.

U.S. Rep. Paul is currently representing Texas’ 14th District in the United States House, where he serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. U.S. Rep. Paul is considered to be one of the originators of the “Tea Party” movement, and has identified with many libertarian ideals and beliefs.

According to his campaign website, U.S. Rep. Paul has consistently showed dedication to the principals of the constitution, and will not vote for something he believes to be in violation of those principals. Like many of his peers, he opposes the national health care plan known as “ObamaCare,” and is against higher taxes. Overshadowed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and current Texas Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Paul hovers toward the lower middle of the candidate pack. He has claimed the media is ignoring his campaign.

All relevant topics are open for discussion, according to an assistant with the Paul campaign. U.S. Rep. Paul will also visit Dubuque, Muscatine and Nevada during his Iowa trip. Iowa is a popular campaign stop for presidential candidates, as the state holds the first caucus of the election season.

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