Paul Thanks Supporters for 3rd Place Finish
Texas Congressman Ron Paul is marching on to New Hampshire, buoyed by a strong third-place finish in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus.
Speaking to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, Paul thanked the group for putting a charge in his presidential bid.
“What makes me feel good about it is that you’re doing this because you believe in something,” Paul said to raucous cheering. “That is what’s worthwhile.”
He went on to congratulate his backers who he said had taken his campaign nationwide. He said he’d be off for New Hampshire, to seek support in that state’s primary election next Tuesday.
The congressman from Lake Jackson started the evening in a three-way tie with Mitt Romney and the late-surging Rick Santorum. By evening’s end, Paul had 21 percent of the support of caucusgoers, four points behind Romney and Santorum, who are locked in a neck-and-neck battle for first place.