Blimp Alert!

Blimp Alert!

Blimp Alert!

A campaign blog.
Dec. 19 2007 12:59 PM

Blimp Alert!

Attention Washington, D.C., residents! The Ron Paul Blimp will be passing by the district between 3:30 and 4 p.m. today. It's hard to say where you'll be able to see it, though, since the blimp can't legally fly within 15 miles of the White House. From the blimpsters' press release:

We would like to assure the public that the blimp is not a threat to national security, only to other republican presidential candidates.

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The blimp will be spending tonight in Harford, MD, just north of Baltimore, after which it will probably be heading up toward New York City, according to blimp spokesman Bryce Henderson. Donations to the blimp are currently around $260,000, which should be enough to keep the zeppelin aloft through Christmas. They've scuttled plans to visit the Iowa caucus—the blimp is "very sensitive to weather," Henderson says—so it will likely be heading south to Florida and Atlanta in the coming weeks.

You can track the blimp's whereabouts via GPS here .