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Presidential candidate Ron Paul to speak Saturday in Oklahoma City

The GOP candidate will appear at a free rally at the state Capitol.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Published: February 23, 2012
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U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will make a campaign stop Saturday in Oklahoma City, making him the third Republican presidential candidate to visit the Sooner State in slightly more than two weeks.

A free rally for Paul, R-Texas, is scheduled for noon Saturday on the north plaza of the state Capitol.

Paul is scheduled to speak about 1 p.m. said Al Gerhart, Paul's Oklahoma coordinator.

Paul's visit comes after stops Monday and Tuesday by GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigned two weeks ago in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney visited Oklahoma City in October.

Paul's visit comes 10 days before Oklahoma's March 6 presidential preferential primary.

Paul, Gingrich, Santorum and Romney are on the March 6 Republican Party ballot in Oklahoma. Others are Texas Gov. Rick Perry; U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, of Minnesota; and Jon Huntsman. Perry, Bachmann and Huntsman have suspended their presidential bids since filing in December.

Democratic candidates on Oklahoma's ballot are President Barack Obama, Bob Ely, Randall Terry, Jim Rogers and Darcy Richardson. Rogers is from Midwest City.