News-in-brief: Ron Paul campaign comes to UC Davis today

Republican primary candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is scheduled to speak today at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union West Quad during a campaign rally from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

According to Mike Pinter, the chapter leader for Youth for Ron Paul at UC Davis, this is the first time a presidential candidate has visited campus in about eight to 10 years.

“Ron Paul is a very polarizing political figure. Whether or not you agree or disagree with him, these rallies are really great in general and useful for anybody who lines themselves with any political party or political ideology,” he said. “Generally, there is something for everyone.”

Paul has been appearing at colleges and universities across the nation, including California universities UC Berkeley, UCLA and California State University Chico, with a minimum of 5,000 people in attendance.

For early seating opportunities and to receive an early seating voucher, register at RonPaulatUCDavis-eorg.eventbrite.com. After 6:30 p.m., early admittance is no longer guaranteed.

MICHELLE MURPHY can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.

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