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Ron Paul rallies hard-core supporters with libertarian tour de force

NEWTON, Iowa - Republican presidential contender Ron Paul, largely dismissed both by the mainstream media and many in the general population, nonetheless has the endorsement of an invigorated core of supporters who may propel him to victory in the Iowa caucuses.

A crowd braved a winter chill, and gave up other holiday week diversions, to visit the dormant infield of a summer playground so they could hear the Texas congressman deliver a libertarian tour de force.

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