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.
The Washington Post reports that Paul has more than 200 people on his team nationwide.
Paul is a favorite to win the Republican nomination for president. Earlier this month he handily defeated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a straw poll at the yearly meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee.
Just last week the state Senate passed a bill that would allow Paul to run for president in 2016 as well a second term in the U.S. Senate. That bill is still in committee in the Democrat-controlled Kentucky House.