Paul stops downtown before campaign appearance
CHAMPAIGN - It's not every day a candidate for president comes to town. It's even less frequent that he or she will make a detour into downtown Champaign.
But Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, R-Texas, and his U.S. House colleague Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, grabbed a quick bite at Merry Ann's diner in downtown Champaign on Wednesday evening, where they also met with supporters Christina and Tony Pomonis.
Paul was in town to speak at Huff Hall on the University of Illinois campus. Johnson has endorsed him in the GOP presidential primary, for which Illinoisans will vote March 20.
None of the other remaining GOP candidates - Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich - has been to Champaign-Urbana during this election cycle. Gingrich started campaigning in Illinois on Wednesday with stops in Chicago's suburbs.
Paul has won the fewest delegates in primaries so far, but has vowed to remain in the race.