Rep. Ron Paul will look to rally the faithful in Springfield on Tuesday, as the Republican presidential contender seeks to take advantage of the relative lack of competition on the Virginia primary ballot.
Paul (Texas) will headline an event organized by the “Youth for Ron Paul” group at George Mason University. The rally will be held at the Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce St. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the cash bar will be up and running until 9:30 p.m.
Paul’s son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will also be speaking at the gathering.
Paul and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be the only two candidates on the Republican ballot for Virginia’s March 6 primary, after former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) failed to qualify. That could position Paul to collect a bigger share of the vote than he has in other states, though a Christopher Newport University poll released last week showed Romney leading Paul among likely Virginia primary voters, 53 percent to 23 percent.