(CNN) – Want more proof Rep. Ron Paul is looking past Florida to February's contests? Well, here it is.
While the Republican presidential candidate and longtime congressman
from Texas will attend both of the GOP debates being held in Florida
this week (including a CNN debate on Thursday night in Jacksonville),
Paul won't be in the Sunshine State on primary day, January 31.
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Instead the Paul campaign tells CNN the candidate will be in Nevada and Colorado. Nevada is next up after Florida in primary and caucus calendar, holding its caucuses on February 4.
Colorado's caucuses come three days later, on February 7. Minnesota and Missouri also hold contests the same day.
The Paul campaign told CNN last Friday that they also won't go up with TV commercials in the Sunshine State. With its multiple and more costly markets, Florida is an expensive state to run campaign ads. Instead Paul's going up with spots in Nevada and Minnesota.