WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas Congressman Ron Paul says he rejected GOP presidential nominee John McCain's appeal for his endorsement.
Paul, who failed in his bid for the Republican nomiantion, says he received a surprise call from McCain's campaign this week asking for his endorsement.
Paul turned them down.
Paul said: "The idea was that he would do less harm than the other candidate."
Paul won no primaries but developed a strong following on the Internet.
Paul appeared at a news conference with third-party candidates, including Ralph Nader and former Georgia Democratic Representative
Paul suggested backing the non-major party candidates.
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