2 Ron Paul festivals planned this summer for Tampa Bay

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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - There are now two groups of Ron Paul supporters working to organize big festivals just before the Republican National Convention in August.

Paul Festival 2012 is being planned for the Florida State Fairgrounds to celebrate Paul's life, philosophy and service.

Thirty-five miles to the east on Interstate 4, Freedom Festival 2012 is being planned for Fantasy of Flight in Polk County. There the main focus is expected to be less on Paul himself and more on the U.S. Constitution.

Both would take place from Aug. 24-26, ending just before the convention starts, and organizers of each expect tens of thousands of people.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that so far, neither the fairgrounds nor Fantasy of Flight had independently confirmed booking either festival.

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