Ahead of his presumed bid for president in 2016, Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and his wife are each penning new books set for release this year.
Kelley Paul is getting a jump start on her book tour as she is scheduled to speak to women's groups across the state this week about her new book "True and Constant Friends," which includes essays about inspiring women. She has appearances scheduled in Russellville, Bowling Green, London, Tompkinsville, Lexington, and Elizabethtown.
A press release says Paul will speak about her immigrant grandmother who fled poverty in Ireland and traveled alone to the U.S. in 1929 at age 19. The book will be published in April, around the same time Senator Paul will announce his presidential intentions.
Meanwhile, Senator Paul's third book is scheduled for release in June. According to his publisher's website, the book is titled "Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America." It's another likely sign that a White House bid is in the works, as presidential hopefuls often publish books close to the launch of their campaigns.