Rep. Ron Paul has ‘no plans whatsoever’ for third-party presidential bid

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GOP White House hopeful Ron Paul on Sunday cast aside the idea that he may run as a third-party candidate.

“I have no intention of doing it. Nobody has particularly asked me to do it, and they know what I am doing, and I have no plans whatsoever to do it,” Paul, the libertarian Texas congressman, said on CNN’s "State of the Union."

But Paul also said he did not believe a third-party entrant into the race would be fatal to the eventual Republican nominee in their general election battle against President Obama.

“I don’t think it would doom it,” Paul said. “It would cause a little bit of a problem.”