The libertarian lawmaker will instead hold a rally for supporters the day before the convention at the University of South Florida. Supporters are also planning an additional political festival to coincide with the Republican convention.

“The whole reason why we’re in this is because of a very important message. This is where I worry the least, because supporters who have been involved for a long period of time or short period of time — it seems to me that they understand exactly what the message is,” Paul said in a video posted to his campaign site.