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Rand Paul to Form Exploratory Committee for US Senate Run

Update #4 - Statement from Rand Paul

Last night on national TV, I announced the formation of an Exploratory Committee to run for the US Senate. I did this only after waiting for Senator Bunning to publicly give his ok for candidates to do so. It is still my intention not to run against Senator Bunning. However, I don't think it is healthy for our party to have only one candidate organized if Senator Bunning decides not to run.

Some will note that the announcement was on a network not always seen as friendly to Republicans. I would argue that bringing our message to those who do not yet align themselves as Republicans is precisely how we grow as party. I think we don't have to moderate our message but rather believe in and articulate our message clearly.

The interview:

www.RandPaul2010.com

Update #3

Dr. Rand Paul announced that he would form an exploratory committee to run for US Senate in his home state of Kentucky. The official website for his campaign is: www.RandPaul2010.com

Update: #2

The Rachel Maddow show airs at 9PM ET. Here is the guest list for tonight's show:

  • Charles Duelfer, former chief of the Iraq Survey Group
  • Robert Windrem, senior research fellow at NYU and contributor to The Daily Beast
  • Chris Cilizza, columnist, The Fix, Washington Post
  • Doctor Rand Paul, son of Congressman Ron Paul
  • Zach Stovall, staff reporter and Web content editor, Arkansas News Bureau

Tune in and discuss the announcement here as it breaks.

Original Post:

Matt Collins on the Campaign for Liberty blog is reporting:

Rand Paul is going to make a MAJOR announcement on Rachel Maddow's show (MSNBC) Thursday night (5/14)! It will be worth watching as Rand has discussed a potential run for US Senate from Kentucky.

For the past fifteen years, Dr. Rand Paul, son of Congressman Dr. Ron Paul, has been the chairman of the Kentucky Taxpayers United, a group that monitors and rates the State Legislature. Dr. Paul has been traveling the state of Kentucky for the past several months meeting, talking, and gauging his support.

Stay tuned...




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This is great news.

I can hardly wait for the video.

Michael Nystrom's picture

He said

"Republicans have got to get away from justifying torture as their main message."

Yeaow! Lol.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

ROFL!

Great sound bite...

SUPPORT OUR FOUNDERS' AMERICA
Support the Constitution of the United States

SUPPORT OUR FOUNDERS' AMERICA
Support the Constitution of the United States

Truth speaker

Like Father, like Son. Ooo!!! I like that in a Senator!!!

Good job

Excellent.

WOOOOO!! PARTY!!!! He

WOOOOO!! PARTY!!!! He announced his campaign website on the Rachael Maddow show and his formation of an exploratory committee! randpaul2010.com

Michael Nystrom's picture

Powerful

A command performance. Great job!!!

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

It official

Rand Paul will be running for US Senate!

It seems to me that what he was saying is

that he wants to keep open the option of entering the race in case Bunning (currently wishy-washy) decides not to seek re-election. I'm not familiar with the details, but it sounds like Bunning may be grooming his replacement and Rand Paul wants to be in position to challenge if Bunning doesn't run.

That's what I got from it, too

He doesn't want to be left at the door holding his hat, in case Bunning pulls a fast one and drops out at the last minute and then supports his replacement.

Rand wants to place himself in a position where he would be able to throw his hat in the ring at anytime.

he said..

"Republicans have lost thier MOJO!"

Sounds Like He Mastered the SoundBite!

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!!!!! He's on!

!!!!! He's on!

On now

9:40 est

Michael Nystrom's picture

Nice graphic of Ron Paul

Nice graphic of Ron Paul under the words "R3publican R3volution?"

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

I didn't notice the 3 in Republican

but I did notice it in R3volution! It did my heart good...

And yes, what a graphic. Ron Paul front and center and who were those other two people on either side?

Michael Nystrom's picture

She's talking favorably of

She's talking favorably of Ron Paul, now discussing Rand. Making his debut now.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
Michael Nystrom's picture

Rand says the party has lost

Rand says the party has lost its Mojo!

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Has he been on yet?

I refuse to watch that witch's show, so still hoping for a clip!

Formerly rprevolutionist

Details!!

I need a play by play. :-)

Michael Nystrom's picture

Rand up next!

9:26pm ET. Turn on the TV! (I never thought I'd say that!)

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
photoshopwiz's picture

ha ...

!

Bump for the giggly man.

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Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

photoshopwiz's picture

... ha

;-)

Michael Nystrom's picture

ha ha ha

ha ha ha

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

up

after the break!

Uh oh

She's saying a GOP Senate candidate had a "maccaca moment" after watching her show. I hope Rand didn't say something stupid.

Maybe the existing GOP

Maybe the existing GOP Senate candidate pooped their pants that Rand was going to run?

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Phew

It was a different person. Some guy in Arkansas.

Don't Scare Us...

... like that :-)