Paul says GOP presidential race has 'ways to go'

By Beth Fouhy

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Jan. 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, campaigns Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine.

Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press

GORHAM, Maine — Ron Paul says the Republican presidential race has "a ways to go" and he doesn't intend to get out or get behind another candidate anytime soon.

The Texas congressman was campaigning Saturday in Maine, which holds caucuses beginning Feb. 4. He spoke to an overflow crowd at the University of Southern Maine and held an outdoor rally in Freeport.

Paul says competing in Florida, which holds its primary Tuesday and awards all its delegates to the winner, didn't make sense for his campaign. He's focusing on other caucus states including Nevada, Colorado and Minnesota.

Paul says he hopes his GOP rivals would adopt his noninterventionist foreign policy views.

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