Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, autographs a poster at a caucus site at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Shawnee, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Charlie Riedel
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is focusing on some of the most heavily Republican parts of Missouri in hopes of a good caucus showing.
Paul said Saturday liberty can be restored by electing people who have read the Constitution and will obey it.
The Texas congressman spoke to a couple thousand people at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, and was to speak later at Hillcrest High School in Springfield.
The outer suburbs of St. Louis and the southwest corner are two of the most reliably Republican parts of the state and will be key for candidates hoping to mobilize supporters for Missouri's lengthy caucus process.
Local caucuses begin next week and culminate with delegates chosen at meetings in April and June.