The $350 fundraiser/luncheon is at the Holiday Inn in Oakland and the 1-hour town hall at the Soldiers & Sailors memorial hall kicks off at 7 p.m. Admission is free but Paul supporters can get advance seating by making reservations here. He has a rally at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia Sunday.
The 76-year-old has no chance of beating Romney, but he's been picking up some of the protest vote within the Republican party and some of its delegates: there are Paul supporters across Pennsylvania on GOP delegate ballots next week, but since they are uncommitted in Pa, Paul's name will not appear next to their names. Then there's his continued appeal to students at Pitt and elsewhere.
This emphasis on youth points out one of Paul’s remaining electoral strengths – he’s relatively strong in the 18-to-34 demographic, while presumptive nominee Mr. Romney is relatively weak. A Gallup poll from April 12 shows them about tied in that sub-group, though Romney leads comfortably among GOP voters overall.
“Romney has a significant problem among younger Republican voters ... Romney’s challenge is to capture some of the enthusiasm young Republican voters have for Paul in an attempt to blunt Obama’s strength among this group,” wrote Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport last week.