Congressman and 1988 Libertarian Presidential nominee Ron Paul has announced he will be forming an exploratory committee for the 2008 Republican nomination.
"There's no question that it's an uphill battle, and that Dr. Paul is an underdog, but we think it's well worth doing and we'll let the voters decide," the Associated Press reported Kent Synder, chairman of the exploratory committee, as saying.
Paul has served nine terms in congress as a Republican but, is not very popular withe national Republican Party. As the AP said, "he describes himself as a lifelong Libertarian running as a Republican."
Paul's candidacy could attract members of both the Constitution and Libertarian parties to go to the GOP to vote for the Congressman in the primaries.