Ron Paul skipped Florida Tuesday and held parties in Nevada, where he will compete for that state's 28 delegates when Republicans caucus on Saturday.
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With just months to go until the 2012 presidential election, all of Mitt Romney's former presidential rivals are now backing him.
But one candidate hasn't quit-- Ron Paul.
In an interview with CNN, Paul explained why.
"Well, it certainly isn't for the reason of disrupting a convention, as you are alluding to. That is not in my plan. That is against my plan. I don't like that even being a suggestion. I'm in it for very precise reasons - to maximize our efforts to get as many delegates as we can. I'm still a candidate and to promote something that is very, very important. That is a change in the direction for the Republican party to be a fiscal conservative Republican party.
Paul has 82 of the 1144 delegates
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