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Published February 20, 2012, 07:03 PM

Republican Presidential hopeful Ron Paul makes stop in Jamestown

Jamestown, ND (WDAY TV) - Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul is stumping for the second day in North Dakota. Paul dropped by the District 12 Convention in Jamestown, hoping to make a mark in this battleground state.

Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul is stumping for the second day in North Dakota. Paul dropped by the District 12 Convention in Jamestown, hoping to make a mark in this battleground state.

The Knights of Columbus is pretty packed full of people, some here for the District 12 Convention, but many here to see Ron Paul, who really reaches out to North Dakota farmers.

Ron Paul – (R) Presidential Candidate: "There is no reason, in a free society that farmers shouldn't be allowed to raise hemp. There is no reason, hemp is a good product."

Paul's focus is giving power back to the people.

Ron Paul: "In this state, people are friendly, and they are very oriented even from the short meeting you've had so far, very much oriented to limited to limited government and more freedom and that's what we need."

Hundreds of passionate supporters met Paul, many cheering his economic policies.

Paul Goehner - Jamestown: β€œHe probably has a really good idea of what to do to keep our economy growing as it is right now."

But, they say, it's going to be a tough race.

Justin Slusser – Jamestown: "Well, In North Dakota it's going to be hard because we are a very conservative state. I just feel like we are not very open minded or open hearted."

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are the only presidential candidates to rally North Dakota voters, both in the past week. Paul is in Bismarck right now, dropping by another District Convention.

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