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9:14 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Rand Paul Says He'll Seek Senate Re-Election in 2016

Sen. Rand Paul
Credit WKU Public Radio

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party Republican who has acknowledged he's interested in a presidential bid in 2016, insisted Friday that he would seek re-election to the Senate that year.

The quandary for Paul is that he has to choose one or the other because, under Kentucky law, he's legally precluded from running for both.

Paul told reporters after a speech to Lexington business leaders on Friday that he has formed a re-election committee and that he intends to be on the ballot for Senate, though he still didn't rule out running for president.

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2:47 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

McConnell, Paul Call for Disaster Declaration

The 2012 drought had led to very low water levels on the Mississippi River.

U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are urging Gov. Steve Beshear to seek a federal disaster declaration because of the potential economic consequences of a drought that has led to low water levels on the Mississippi River.

Beshear said Friday he appreciates their concern and that he's closely monitoring the situation.

McConnell and Paul said in a letter to Beshear on Thursday that commercial traffic on the river could "come to a complete halt in coming days" unless the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes action to increase the water flow.

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11:32 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Senator Paul's Amendment Addresses Census Concern

The US Senate has approved an amendment to ensure that military personnel will be represented in the Census. The amendment  to the National Defense Authorization Act was introduced by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, and was approved by unanimous consent.

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2:46 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Rand Paul "Not Going to Deny" He's Interesed in White House Run

Sen. Rand Paul spoke to the 2012 RNC in Tampa, FL.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul isn’t denying reports that he’s interested in a 2016 presidential run. The website Politico quotes the Bowling Green Republican as saying “I’m not going to deny that I’m interested.” Paul says he thinks the GOP has to go in a different direction because the party isn’t winning national elections.

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1:10 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Senator Paul Running Pro-Akin Ad in Missouri Senate Race

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is coming to the aid of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin with a new advertising campaign. Paul's political action committee plans to begin running an ad Wednesday against Democratic Sen. McCaskill. The one-minute ad criticizes McCaskill's vote against a Paul amendment last month that would have blocked foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan.

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10:05 am
Sun October 14, 2012

Former Rand Paul Aide Getting Fundraising Help

A former campaign aide to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul who resigned amid a controversy about a racial posting on his MySpace page is getting political support from his former boss even though they parted company two years ago amid the social media controversy.

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2:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Rand Paul Promotes Compromise As GOP Senate Takeover Chances Decrease

As Election Day nears, it’s becoming less clear who will hold the Senate majority next year. Earlier this year, most pundits were ready to hand over the keys to the U.S. Senate to Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell.

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12:55 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Paul Says GOP Should Tone Down Hawkishness on War

Senator Rand Paul says his party needs to break away from its base when it comes to war. In the past, politicians have had a tough time breaking from the base to change party opinion. Think Bill Clinton and welfare reforms.

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4:23 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Says Entitlements, Not Taxes, Are Key to Balancing Budget

Since taking office, Senator Rand Paul has constantly talked about reducing the national debt. It's also an issue that Congress seemingly discusses for every spending bill, large or small. The economy hasn't escaped this year's presidential race either, with President Barack Obama continuing to champion a plan that includes increased taxes on the wealthy to help pay down some debt.

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7:43 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Weekend News Roundup: Rand Paul vs. the GOP, Lobbyists Spend Big in KY, WKU Wins Again

We know the weekends can be a busy time for some, while others just like to kick back and tune out any and all news coverage. WKU Public Radio has put together the following list of links that highlights some of the most interesting news stories we came across this weekend:

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