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Illinois presidential primary: Ron Paul's St. Patrick's Day strategy

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GOP White House hopeful Ron Paul Illinois supporters don't have money, but they do have a strategy: use St. Patrick's Day parades in advance of the Illinois primary next Tuesday--to rally support. Politicians always populate Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade, and the Paul backers have a slot.

"Lets make the Ron Paul portion of the parade dwarf all other candidates, right here in Obama's backyard, with the media to capture it," is the message on Illinois Paul websites.

Paul backers are also being urged to be part of the Monday St. Patrick's parades in Palatine and Rock Island.

Paul himself headlines a Wednesday rally at the auditorium on the quad at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

The University of Illinois rally has been moved to a larger location, according to the Paul campaign...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

7:00 p.m.
Ron Paul Campus Town Hall Meeting
University of Illinois - George Huff Hall
1206 South Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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