Ron Paul to Announce Exploratory Committee Tomorrow in Iowa By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Apr 25, 2011 7:02 PM CDT 53 comments Comments Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is going to announce tomorrow that he's forming a presidential exploratory committee. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Haley Barbour might be sitting 2012 out, but Ron Paul is looking to get in, a Paul source confirms to Politico. The Texas Republican will announce tomorrow that he's forming an exploratory committee—at a Holiday Inn in Des Moines, no less—the latest in a rash of such announcements that have marked this election cycle. A Paul bid for the White House could tighten Republicans' scramble for Tea Party love, notes Politico. Click through to Paul's website, where he's been dropping less-than-subtle hints.