Ron Paul will speak at UC Berkeley April 5

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Ron Paul, a Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate, will speak at UC Berkeley next Thursday.

The campus town hall is being hosted by Students for Liberty and Youth for Ron Paul, according to a Facebook event. It will be held in Zellerbach Hall and is open to the public.

Paul will mostly speak on his plan to “restore America,” specifically “balancing the budget by cutting $1 trillion in his first year and reducing spending even more thereafter” said Edward King, national youth director for Paul’s campaign, in an email.

According to King, Paul will speak for about 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session with the audience if time permits.

Paul has seen strong support from college students, and his campaign is planning rallies at 30 campuses over two months, according to The New York Times. In recent Republican primaries, Paul finished third in Illinois and fourth in Mississippi and Alabama.

Staff writer Charlie Smith contributed to this report.

J.D. Morris is the university news editor.