Ron Paul says he won’t run for House again


WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, one of the most consistent opponents of pro-Israel legislation, said he will not run again as a congressman.

"I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress," the Texas Republican said Tuesday on his Twitter account.

Paul, 75, linked to a story in The Facts, a Texas news site, in which he said he would focus on his longshot bid to secure the GOP nomination for president.

A favorite of the Tea Party, Paul once ran for president on the Libertarian ticket. He has opposed U.S. assistance to Israel.

His son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has similar views.

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