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Rand Paul Clears Path For 2016 Presidential Run

Posted By admin On May 10, 2013 @ 7:47 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Politico [1]
May 10, 2013

When Rand Paul touches down in Iowa Friday, it will be almost exactly three years to the day after his landslide 2010 Senate primary victory – an unlikely and decisive triumph over the Republican establishment that instantly transformed Paul into a national political phenomenon.

Now, as Paul weighs a 2016 presidential bid, a different kind of challenge confronts him: Can the plain-spoken former Bowling Green ophthalmologist build a campaign to back up his popular appeal?

For all Paul’s success as a media brand and a mobilizer of the conservative grassroots, the Kentucky senator has done relatively little since 2010 to assemble a political machine around his own personality. For now, the Rand Paul project is a high-wire act that works largely without a net.

Paul’s political action committee, RAND PAC, has only just now hired a spokesman, sources said: former Michele Bachmann aide Sergio Gor. While Paul has reached out to key figures in the GOP donor community, much of his fundraising still happens over the Internet – though he’ll court Silicon Valley moguls at multiple meet-and-greet events later this month in California, according to a top aide.

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[1] Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/rand-the-one-man-band-91152.html

[2] GOP Sen. Rand Paul hints at 2016 presidential run: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gop-sen-rand-paul-hints-at-2016-presidential-run.html

[3] Chris Matthews declares Rand Paul will be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chris-matthews-declares-rand-paul-will-be-the-2016-gop-presidential-nominee.html

[4] Rand’s Romney Endorsement Focused Around 2016 Presidential Run: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rands-romney-endorsement-focused-around-2016-presidential-run.html

[5] Rand Paul Strongly Hints At 2016 Presidential Run: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-strongly-hints-at-2016-presidential-run.html

[6] Online poll: Rand Paul the conservative pick for president in 2016: http://www.prisonplanet.com/online-poll-rand-paul-the-conservative-pick-for-president-in-2016.html

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