Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is expected to make a major announcement in New Hampshire on Friday. Having already started a presidential exploratory committee, opened an office in Iowa and raised more than a million dollars online last week on the day of the first Republican presidential debate, Paul looks well placed to make his final decision and announcement to officially throw his hat in the ring.

His exploratory committee website hints at as much, giving details on his Friday appearance in Exeter, New Hampshire and adding this, "I may have a special announcement."

Friday's event will be in front of the town hall in Exeter, a picturesque New England town. A few hundred are expected to attend his Liberty Rally.

Paul heads off to New Hampshire Thursday, to fundraise for a politician there. He spent the earlier part of the week in his new Iowa office, telling the press he would make a final decision on his candidacy within a week.