By Associated Press
Tuesday May 10th 2011
ANKENY, Iowa — Republican presidential prospect Ron Paul is in Iowa to open a state campaign headquarters as he explores a second bid for the GOP’s nomination.
The Texas congressman who sought the party’s nod four years ago also plans to introduce key Iowa campaign staff at the Tuesday afternoon event. Those workers will begin organizing the state for Paul in advance of the state GOP’s caucuses.
Paul announced in Des Moines two weeks ago he was forming a campaign exploratory committee for 2012. The caucuses are scheduled to begin the 2012 Republican nominating campaign in February.
Paul finished fifth in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, and he has pledged a better-funded and more aggressive campaign in Iowa. Last week, Paul reported raising more than $1 million through an on-line fundraising drive.