McConnell, Paul Urge President Obama to Support Disaster Declaration

In a joint letter sent to the White House Monday morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul urged President Obama to support a request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky after a number of deadly tornadoes struck the commonwealth. Last week, an outbreak of storms caused damage to several towns, […]

Ron Paul Downplays Rand Paul VP Rumors

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rejected a suggestion that GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney would ask his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to serve as his running mate. There has been growing speculation that the Romney and Paul campaigns have been cooperating with a possible offer of the vice presidency to Kentucky’s junior Senator down […]

Rand Paul Sends E-mail to Supporters Encouraging Participation in Party Reorganization

Kentucky’s junior senator is encouraging his supporters to get involved in the reorganization of the state Republican Party. The Republican Party of Kentucky holds its reorganization every four years to coincide with presidential elections. During the process, party members elect individual precinct leaders and the head of the RPK. In an e-mail to supporters, Rand […]

Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP

Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville […]

Paul Demands Action to Free Detained Americans in Egypt

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., challenged Congress to vote on an amendment that would cut U.S. financial support to Egypt until it releases 19 Americans who are being detained in the African country. The amendment would strip Egypt of all foreign aid for 30 days or until it releases […]

RANDPAC Struggles to Raise Money

After more than a year in office, U.S. Senator Rand Paul is having trouble turning his political action committee into a fundraising powerhouse. The PAC, named RANDPAC, has less than $100,000 in the bank. Among its donors are former high-ranking GOP officials Cathy Bailey and Hunter Bates. The committee has also drawn donations from PACs […]

Former Rand Paul Staffer Enters Race for State House

U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s former campaign manager is trying to make a political comeback. Chris Hightower is running for the open 16th House District seat as a Republican. He ran Paul’s 2010 campaign until controversy erupted around racist messages on Hightower’s MySpace page. The issue forced Hightower to resign. But he’s not worried about it derailing […]

Paul Joins Lawsuit Against Obama’s Recess Appointments

Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced he is filed a brief to join a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s recess appointments. In December, the president sidestepped the Senate by naming three new members to the National Labor Relations Board and installing former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to lead the […]

Area Lawmakers React to State of the Union Address

Several lawmakers from the region have responded to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who earlier criticized the speech before it was delivered. The responses follow the official GOP reaction from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and an unofficial one from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who […]

Paul Delivers State of the Union Response

Following President Obama’s annual State of the Union address that called for domestic nation-building, job creation and a fair economy, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivered his own response. During the speech, Mr. Obama focused primarily on the economy and reiterated that every citizen must pay their share and play by certain rules to regulate […]