Paul’s reelection is now squarely on the minds of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is hoping that the freshman senator refocuses his attention on the Senate race sooner than later. One major concern is that if Edelen wins reelection as state auditor, he could quickly pivot to a Senate race and spend nearly three months criticizing Paul for being absent from the state—a nonideological line of attack that Paul would be ill-suited responding to as a presidential candidate. With the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries not until February, Edelen could advance a narrative on Paul’s absenteeism that could be challenging to reverse. One McConnell adviser feared a worst-case scenario in which Paul would be badly dinged “by a thousand cuts” before he even recommitted his attention to the Senate campaign. Paul only has $1.4 million in his Senate campaign account; he’s not legally allowed to transfer money raised for a presidential race back to a Senate race.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Rand's Growing KY Problem
The National Journal's Josh Kraushaar explains:
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