2016 presidential race http://wkms.org en Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-bids-loosen-democratic-hold-african-american-vote For more than a year, GOP Sen. Rand Paul has been staking out positions on issues that resonate in the black community, including school choice and prison sentencing reform. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:29:42 +0000 Liz Halloran 40057 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote Video: Rand Paul Draws Connections between Cheney/Halliburton and Iraq War http://wkms.org/post/video-rand-paul-draws-connections-between-cheneyhalliburton-and-iraq-war <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1Ez3iKqAmbA" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Though Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is currently the front-runner to gain the Republican nomination for President in 2016, he might encounter <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/03/08/mccain-calls-paul-cruz-amash-wacko-birds/">e</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/03/08/mccain-calls-paul-cruz-amash-wacko-birds/">ven more resistance from traditional conservatives</a> after a video surfaced in which he draws parallels between former Vice President Dick Cheney’s <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jun/08/dick-cheney-halliburton-supreme-court">role at Halliburton</a> and the Iraq War.</span></p><p>In the video – <a href="http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/rand-paul-dick-cheney-exploited-911-iraq-halliburton">originally pointed out by Mother Jones magazine</a>&nbsp;– Paul says the following while speaking at Western Kentucky University on April 7 2009,&nbsp;five years ago to the day:</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:11:54 +0000 John Null 39738 at http://wkms.org WashPost: Rand Paul Has 50-State Network in Place for 2016 http://wkms.org/post/washpost-rand-paul-has-50-state-network-place-2016 <p>Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has become the first Republican presidential hopeful to assemble a 50-state network, a little less than two years before the 2016 primary season begins.</p><p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rand-paul-building-national-network-courting-mainstream-support-for-presidential-bid/2014/03/27/568b06de-b50d-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html">The Washington Post reports</a> that Paul has more than 200 people on his team nationwide.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:15:36 +0000 John Null 39514 at http://wkms.org WashPost: Rand Paul Has 50-State Network in Place for 2016 Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-allowing-rand-paul-run-president-and-us-senate-same-time <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A bill that would allow U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to run for both the Senate and the Presidency of the United States passed Tuesday out of the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:29:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39328 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time Rand Paul Begins Tour of Early Primary States http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-begins-tour-early-primary-states <p></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 32px;">Sen. Rand Paul, R. Ky., opened his presidential exploration tour Friday with a series of speaking engagements in Iowa.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 32px;">Paul will then address a party banquet in New Hampshire and round out May with a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. He returns to Iowa in June, then heads to a South Carolina fundraiser.</span></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 20:19:47 +0000 Todd Hatton, The Associated Press & John Null 31611 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Begins Tour of Early Primary States Paul Considering 2016 Presidential Bid http://wkms.org/post/paul-considering-2016-presidential-bid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s junior Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he’s considering a 2016 presidential bid but will not make a decision before next year.</span></p><p>Paul told attendees at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor he wants to be part of the national debate and that being considered a potential candidate gives him what he calls a larger microphone on issues. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:25:44 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30731 at http://wkms.org Paul Considering 2016 Presidential Bid Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Rand Paul in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/poll-hillary-clinton-leads-rand-paul-kentucky <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201212/randhill..jpg" alt="" /><p>In a new survey released Wednesday, Public Policy Polling found that in a hypothetical 2016 presidential race Democratic Hillary Clinton leads Republican Sen. Rand Paul in Kentucky.<p>Clinton is the outgoing U.S. Secretary of State who many Democrats want to run in four years, while Paul is a rising GOP star and Tea Party favorite. Both are rumored presidential candidates at this point, but the PPP survey shows Clinton ahead of Paul by a 5-point margin in the commonwealth at 47-to-42 percent.<p>A large reason for Clinton's lead is that she is far more popular in Kentucky than President Obama, who has struggled amongst state Democrats.<p>From <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/kentucky-miscellany.html">PPP</a>:<blockquote><p>Clinton has a 48/42 favorability rating with Kentucky voters. By comparison Barack Obama's approval rating is 38/59.<p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:13:29 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 25600 at http://wkms.org Observers: Paul's RNC Speech Forceful http://wkms.org/post/observers-pauls-rnc-speech-forceful <p>U.S. Senator Rand Paul may not have received a prime time speech slot at&nbsp; this week's Republican National Convention, but he still managed to get attention.<br><br> Observers like University Louisville political science professor Dewey Clayton say the younger Paul is seen as a potential bridge between the current GOP establishment and they loyal followers of his father, Congressman Ron Paul. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:20:48 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21527 at http://wkms.org Observers: Paul's RNC Speech Forceful