U.S. Rep. Ron Paul drew a crowd estimated at more than 2,000 for a town hall meeting Thursday night on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison.
Paul originally scheduled the event at the Stock Pavilion on campus, a venue that can hold thousands of people. But on Wednesday, Paul changed the location to outside at the Memorial Union, along the shores of Lake Mendota.
Paul's campaign stop comes ahead of the state's presidential primary Tuesday.
Paul said his message was that the opposite of liberty is big government, so he proposes doing away with the Federal Reserve and cutting $1 trillion from the federal budget.
Cheers rang out on his stance regarding war.
"Sixty-nine percent of the American people say, 'Enough is enough. Get out of Afghanistan and bring the troops home,'" Paul said.
He also talked about why he's got a strong following among young voters.