Ron Paul supporters bypass GOP convention for their own rally in

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Libertarian-leaning Ron Paul told thousands of supporters at a protest convention today that true patriots support "liberty and the people," not what the government wants.

The Texas Congressman, who sought the Republican presidential nomination this year, was the highlight of the Rally for the Republic promoting Paul's political views about limited government.

The Rally for the Republic at Target Center attracted thousands of people unhappy with either of the major political parties.

The rally also served as an alternative to the GOP convention being held in nearby St. Paul, Minnesota, where Arizona Senator John McCain accepts the party's presidential nomination in a speech Thursday night.

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