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Woman "Loves" Ron Paul in Dubuque

Ron Paul spoke Thursday in Dubuque, at the Grand River Center. Ron Paul spoke Thursday in Dubuque, at the Grand River Center.

Ron Paul drew a crowd of about 200 people at a town hall meeting Thursday in Dubuque.

The GOP presidential candidate and U.S. representative from Texas said he would cut $1 trillion from the Federal budget in his first year in office, if elected.

He also said he'd like to see a change in foreign policy.

"I'm suggesting that there's another way, which was the traditional American way and the advice of the founders, which said, what we should do is mind our own business and try to get along with people try to offer friendship and trade with people," Paul said.

He said war should be a last resort, not a first option.

"There's nothing wrong with the advice of at least talking to people," Paul said. "We have 12,000 diplomats in our Government. I suggest we start using our diplomats and do a little bit of diplomacy once in awhile."

Paul spoke at the Grand River Center for about 40 minutes before taking a few questions.

One woman prefaced her question by saying, "I am actually a Democrat, and I am in love with you," which elicited applause from the crowd. She asked how she can appeal to her Democrat friends about Paul.

Another man, who asked about healthcare, told Paul this is the first election he has aligned himself with a major political party. He said he is temporarily a Republican so he can support Paul.

On Thursday, Paul also visited Maquoketa, Manchester and Cedar Rapids.

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