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Ron Paul on Trump: How many elections has he won?

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Rep. Ron Paul, appearing on CNN Monday morning, defended himself against comments made over the weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference by real estate magnate Donald Trump, who is considering a run for the 2012 GOP Republican presidential nomination.

Trump, who was a surprise addition to the lineup of speakers at the three-day gathering, told a group of booing Ron Paul backers that “Ron Paul cannot get elected, I’m sorry to tell you.”

Paul, a longtime member of the U.S. House, questioned whether Trump, who’s never run for office before, should throw stones.

“I’ve won 11 times … I don’t know whether he has earned the right to criticize somebody for not winning an election when I don’t know how many elections he’s won himself,” Paul said.

Here’s the interview:

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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