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A limited Ron Paul campaign in Fla

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January

paulflier.jpgEven as Ron Paul fliers, left, are hitting Republican Florida households who requested absentee ballots, the Paul campaign says it will have a limited effort in Florida. The campaign is focused on amassing as many delegates as possible. Florida could be a big lift since all 50 Florida delegates - the total after the national party cut Florida's allotment in half for violating the party's primary schedule - will be awarded to the winner Jan. 31 and it costs millions to mount a serious TV campaign state.

"Dr. Paul has many wonderful supporters in Florida. He will compete there and do well. However, with the delegate penalization, and Florida becoming winner take all with only 50 delegates, we will spend limited money there and stick largely to  grassroots campaigning," campaign manager Jesse Benton told Buzz. "Our campaign will focus financial resources on South Carolina, Nevada, Maine and other states heading into Super Tuesday."

[Last modified: Sunday, January 8, 2012 5:33pm]

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