Popular presidential candidate gets East Tennessee campaign HQ

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Blount County (WVLT) -- A candidate for president now has a campaign headquarters in East Tennessee.

On Saturday, nearly 100 peopled flocked to the grand opening on the Ron Paul center, set up by supporters on Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend.

According to one of the headquarters volunteer's, they could have set up near a larger city, but locating in the country is symbolic of what the Texas republican stands for.

"I think he represents that very rural setting," said Ton Monroe-Ball, one of the volunteers. "He represents liberty, freedom, people that like peace, privacy, prosperity and constitutional government."

The building happens to be owned by another big Ron Paul backer.

It will be staffed by volunteers and be a place where you can find more information on the campaign and Paul's political beliefs.

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  • by J Teague Location: Knoxville on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:18 AM
    If America really wants real change there is only one choice and that is Ron Paul. Stop listening to the media and listen to the other candidates and then decide if that is what you want for America, more of the sme with a different face. Wars, and lost of life or someone who will sit down and talk to other leaders to try to solve problems, instead of threats which is all the other candidates offer. America have the guts to change direction for our country and vote to put Ron Paul in the White House.
  • by Dr. Martin Location: Knoxville on Jan 15, 2008 at 11:57 PM
    Go Ron Paul!
  • by Conservative Brent Location: Kingston on Jan 13, 2008 at 11:54 PM
    Who cares? Vote Fred!!!
  • by David Stanley MD Location: Oak Ridgge on Jan 13, 2008 at 09:22 PM
    Ron Paul is the most honest Candidate that I have been able to find on internet research. He understands the serious problems our nation has funding Social Security, Medicare and Billions of dollars of pork. He believes in less Federal Gov regulation (and cost) in our lives! He is a true patriot and I hope everyone who loves God Freedom and Country will will consider VOTING FOR RON PAUL IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION. I love East Tennessee!
  • by Troy Location: Greenback on Jan 13, 2008 at 03:55 PM
    Why was Ron Paul's name not mentioned? Ron's name should be in the title of this article. Good comments about Ron Paul.
  • by ellen Location: knoxville on Jan 13, 2008 at 02:27 PM
    The headquartes for Congressman Ron Paul is in a great location for visitors and locals. We need to stand up for constitutional government and not let any agenda spoil our liberty and freedom.
  • by Gail Location: Pigeon Forge on Jan 13, 2008 at 09:20 AM
    Let's pull together and support a true American for President. I could not pull this article up under a search for Ron Paul, I had to search under Townsend articles...On this TV station last night they said to see this article to hit their HOT button but still no article...confirmation that "Big Brother" is VERY AFRAID - the people have had ENOUGH! Please go out and vote on Feb. 6th


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