Ron Paul has announced that he is scaling down his campaign and, has absolutely ruled out a third-party Presidential run. He plans to focus on his reelection to Congress. He faces a March 4 primary challenge in his home district.
For the first time, Paul left no wiggle-room in addressing the third-party question:
Of course, I am committed to fighting for our ideas within the Republican party, so there will be no third party run. I do not denigrate third parties â€“ just the opposite, and I have long worked to remove the ballot-access restrictions on them. But I am a Republican, and I will remain a Republican.
Thank you, Dr. Paul, for a great effort.