Ron Paul, GOP's antiwar maverick, has pastor brother

David Paul thinks his brother is on the right side where it counts
David Paul is the assistant pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and never was much for politics. This year, however, he feels as if he has a ringside seat. That is thanks to his younger brother Ron, whose maverick campaign for president is upstaging more staid GOP rivals.

It does not surprise the pastor that Ron Paul, a 10-term Texas member of Congress, holds his own when debating front-runners. “I always told people that we had some pretty interesting discussions in our house,” said David Paul, 73, one of five boys raised in a Pittsburgh family. “Nobody was telling us what to think or how to think. We went our own way and did different things.”


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