Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mitch McConnell Grapples with Rand Paul’s Plan

By Manu Raju and Tarini Parti

Mitch McConnell was one of the earliest supporters of Rand Paul’s presidential hopes, putting his support firmly behind his fellow Kentuckian after last year’s midterm elections.

“He’ll be able to count on me,” McConnell said in November.

But as Paul prepares to launch his presidential campaign next month, his White House ambitions could give the Senate majority leader more than he bargained for.

Paul is poised to make an unprecedented move in Kentucky: running for the Senate and the White House at the same time, despite a clear ban in state law preventing him from appearing on the ballot twice. If Paul’s presidential bid catches fire, it could put his seat — and Republicans’ Senate majority — at risk.

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