Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Ron Paul laying Nevada groundwork

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is making a play for Nevada, where he’s hoping two weeks of outreach activities organized by his staff will help him cut into former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s (R) lead.


Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)
“The Ron Paul campaign is serious about a competitive showing in the February 4th Nevada Caucus,” Paul’s Nevada chairman, Carl Bunce, said in a statement. “These events will energize voters and other stakeholders to ensure that our seriousness translates into tangible results.”

Paul is not expected to attend the 15 events, which take place from Jan. 6 through 19 and include voter registration drives, literature drops, phone banks and other activities. But the list of activities, released by his campaign Friday night, is an indication that the Texas Republican’s campaign organization is focused on a competitive showing in the Silver State.

Four years ago, Paul placed a distant second in Nevada’s GOP caucuses, taking 14 percent to Romney’s 51 percent.

The most recent poll of Nevada this time around, a mid-December Las Vegas Review-Journal survey, showed Paul performing about as well as he did in 2008: he took 13 percent, while Romney won 33 percent and former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) took 29 percent.

The schedule of events Paul’s campaign staff is organizing over the next two weeks is below. The list includes a “Hispanics for Ron Paul” event as well as an “LDS/Mormon Door to Door Walk,” both in Henderson, Nev.

Friday, January 6, 2012

6:00 p.m.

“First Friday” Outreach & Literature Handout

The Arts Factory

107 E. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89104

Saturday, January 7, 2012

10:00 a.m.

Nevada Republican Assembly Straw Poll

Tamarack Junction Casino

13101 S. Virginia St.

Reno, NV 89511

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Phone Bank & Strategy Meeting

Pure Health Foods

7575 W. Washington Ave. #129

Las Vegas, NV 89128

Monday January 9, 2012

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Voter Registration Drive

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

2701 E. Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89104

Tuesday January 10, 2012

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Voter Registration Drive

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

2701 E. Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89104

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Literature Handout & Outreach

Farmer’s Market at Gardens Park

10401 Gardens Park Dr.

Las Vegas, NV 89135

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

New Hampshire Results Watch Party

The Lil’ Waldorf Restaurant

1661 N. Virginia St.

Reno, NV 89503

Friday January 13, 2012

3:00 to 9:00 p.m.

LDS / Mormon Outreach Phone Bank

Ron Paul Campaign Office

19 South Stephanie St. Suite. 110

Henderson, NV 89012

Saturday January 14, 2012

12:00 p.m.

LDS/Mormon Door to Door Walk

Ron Paul Campaign Office

19 South Stephanie St. Suite. 110

Henderson, NV 89012

12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Phone Bank & Strategy Meeting

Pure Health Foods

7575 W. Washington Ave. #129

Las Vegas, NV 89128

1:00 p.m.

“Hispanics for Ron Paul” Coalition Meets

Ron Paul Campaign Office

19 South Stephanie St. Suite. 110

Henderson, NV 89012

3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Phone Bank in Elko County

429 Cottonwood Dr.

Elko, NV 89801

Monday, January 16, 2012

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Debate Watch Party

Gordon Biersch Restaurant

750 S. Rampart Blvd. Suite 116

Las Vegas, NV 89145

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

7:00 p.m.

Support Ron Paul at Clark County GOP Meeting

Silverton Casino

3333 Blue Diamond Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89139

Thursday, January 19, 2012

6:30 p.m.

Support Ron Paul at Washoe County GOP Meeting

Reno High School

395 Booth St.

Las Vegas, NV 89509

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