Rand Paul to Form Exploratory Committee for US Senate RunSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 12:05
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.
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
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.
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.