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Ron Paul Supporters Petition for Third Party Bid

Insisting that he has no interest in leaving the GOP, Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has been downplaying speculation that he would continue his campaign as a third party candidate.

That has not stopped supporters from launching a website urging the maverick Texas congressman to go third party. A group called Grassroots for Liberty is petitioning Paul to go third party -- much like he did in 1988 when he was the Libertarian Partys nominee.

Please run on a third party ticket until Nov. 6, 2012, to be the next president of the United States of America and to ensure you'll have the biggest stage to spread the message of liberty around the world, the Paul supporters urge.

So far, the petition has had little success. With 311 signatures, Grassroots for Liberty has a long way to go until they get 100,000 supporters, despite having garnered some media attention and the notice of prominent libertarians Lew Rockwell and Justin Raimondo.

H/t Independent Political Report.

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