Ron Paul activists uneasily embrace the GOP | The Daily Caller On Monday, Mitt Romney came out in favor of auditing the Federal Reserve, a longtime Paul priority. An audit the Fed plank is also slated to make it into the party platform. Republican convention planners decided to split the difference. Pauls son, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, will have a prominent convention speaking slot. Delegates are also likely to see a video paying tribute to Paul, the 12-term libertarian-leaning congressman from Texas who received more than 2 million votes for president in the 2012GOP primaries. Ron Paul is splitting the difference too. He will be holding a rally on Sunday at the University of South Floridas 11,000-seat Sun Dome, separate from the Republican National Convention. But he and his supporters will also be working inside the convention hall to maximize their influence on the GOP.