This story was written by From Staff Reports, Sagebrush
More than 600 people came out Tuesday afternoon for a rally held by presidential hopeful Ron Paul.
Paul, the Texas representative who's gaining attention for his online and grassroots support, spoke to the crowd about ending the war in Iraq, limiting government regulation and gaining economic stability.
"We don't need to sacrifice," Paul said, drawing applause from the audience. "What we need is freedom to make our own decisions."
Many students said they support Paul because they agreed with his views on the United States Constitution.
"He stands for the Constitution and personal liberties," said Melissa Lau, a psychology major at the University of Nevada at Reno. "As college students, we are aware of civil liberties and he supports that."
Paul also held a fundraising luncheon, where 60 people donated between $500 and $1000 to his campaign.
Paul was the third presidential candidate to visit UNR. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico both visited in August for the Opportunity '08 issues forums.
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