The Ron Paul campaign spoke with reporters today to make sure everyone understood the campaign's memo released Monday. The bottom line: Ron Paul is still a presidential candidate – even though he no longer plans on spending money to win a state primary.
During the call this morning, National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton told reporters that Paul will still make appearances at state GOP conventions. The campaign believes those efforts will allow Dr. Paul to collect additional delegates heading into the national convention in Tampa.
Benton said that includes speaking at the Texas convention in June.
"We'll have more than 30 percent of the delegates at the state convention will be supporters of Dr. Paul,” Benton said. “I know that there's also been a real groundswell in Texas, passing a bunch of really good constitutional and liberty potential planks. Hopefully some of those have bubbled up to the state level and they can vote on them."
Paul has not won any of the state primaries so far. But his campaign says they expect to have the majority of delegates from at least five states heading in to the national convention.