About 1,000 sign up to hear Ron Paul speak at CMU; tickets still available

More than 1,000 people have signed up to hear former Texas Congressman and three-time Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speak Tuesday at Colorado Mesa University.

A small number, about 55 tickets, remained available Friday for the free event in the university ballroom, organizer Tisha Casida said, urging anyone who hasn’t signed up to do so at http://www.bluerepublican.org.

“We’re really happy with the response,” Casida said. Most of the people who applied for tickets are from the West Slope, particularly Mesa County, though it appears many will drive over from Denver, Casida said.

“I think we’re getting a lot of people who already are followers of Ron Paul and a lot who are just coming out of curiosity.”

Paul is speaking on “Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom.”

Paul’s libertarian philosophy has attracted interest among Republicans and Democrats, some of whom on both sides have told her they wish they had paid more attention to him before, Casida said.

Doors to Paul’s speech will open at 4 p.m. and the event is to begin at 4:30. Organizers will try to accommodate people who don’t have tickets.


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