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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rand Paul.  The news received a mixed reaction Friday in the state capitol.

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Thanks to the Republican Party of Kentucky approving a caucus instead of its usual primary next year, Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is running for both president and a second term in Washington.

Paul concluded a two-day tour of the commonwealth Tuesday with a town hall-style event in Fulton County. Paul told a crowd at Fulton’s Pontotoc Community Center that he is opposed to sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight ISIS.

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  Preparations for Kentucky Republicans’ March 5 presidential caucus are officially underway.

In a campaign looking for a jumpstart, Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul released a video Tuesday that attempted to grab some of the spotlight away from Donald Trump.

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  An amendment championed by Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator would change the way deployed military personnel are counted in the Census.

Rand Paul’s amendment would require the Census to count all deployed servicemen and women at the base or port where they lived before deployment. Currently, those individuals are counted as part of the U.S. overseas population.

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It was a dramatic day on the floor of the United States Senate on Sunday. Unable to overcome parliamentary maneuvers by Sen. Rand Paul, the body adjourned and let three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act expire at midnight.

Trying to beat a midnight deadline during a rare Sunday session, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to fast track a House bill that would overhaul the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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County officials critical of land management in Land Between the Lakes are meeting with federal officials in Washington to get the forest service to temporarily halt logging.

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The Director of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism says reports of Senator Rand Paul declaring his presidential run next month in Louisville aren’t surprising. 

Al Cross says Paul is among a handful of Republicans who’ve been waging Presidential campaigns unofficially for months.

Everyone knows Sen. Mitch McConnell had a great election night in Kentucky last week. As for the state's other Republican senator, Rand Paul, that's a different matter.

That's because while McConnell was cruising to a big re-election win on his way to becoming Senate majority leader, things did not go so well for Paul. He was hoping Republicans, who already control the Kentucky Senate, would also take over the state House — a result that would grease the path for a state law allowing him to run for both re-election and the presidency at the same time.

Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have helped defeat an effort to raise the federal minimum wage.

Republicans Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul joined almost every other GOP Senator Wednesday in voting against a bill that would have boosted the minimum pay level for federal workers to $10.10 an hour by 2016, up from the current rate of $7.25.

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