GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul is attracting strong support at a series of rallies in Minnesota Saturday, and few lines of his stump speech are receiving more cheers than his call to repeal the Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act.

Mr. Paul, rallying voters ahead of Tuesday’s Minnesota caucuses, told supporters at an afternoon rally that these laws -– particularly the NDAA -– “is not what this country is about!” The sentiment, as it was in campaign stops earlier this week in Nevada, was met with hearty cheers from Mr. Paul’s backers, many of whom were turned away or forced to listen from outside the venue on a brisk winter afternoon.