First on CNN: Rand Paul donates $10,000 to New Hampshire GOP
May 20th, 2013
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First on CNN: Rand Paul donates $10,000 to New Hampshire GOP

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has donated $10,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party, stoking further speculation he is eyeing a run for president.

The donation will be announced publicly on Monday hours before Paul headlines a state GOP fundraising dinner in Concord. Nearly 500 people will attend the fundraiser, which will also feature Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. The dinner is sold out.

New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn described Paul as "a strong Republican voice for limited government" and said he will be thanked for his donation at the dinner.

Paul is one of many Republicans considering a run for the White House and the second to visit the Granite State in recent weeks, home to the first-in-the-nation primary. Earlier this month, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal attended a fundraiser for New Hampshire Senate Republicans.

Paul, who appeared at an Iowa GOP fundraiser the same night Jindal appeared in New Hampshire, is the first potential candidate to make a contribution to the New Hampshire Republican Party.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Please run Rand. You'll get the same results as dear old dad.

    May 20, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE'd be the best thing going for the democrats.

    May 20, 2013 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  3. Dallas

    Just the thought of this man even taking a White House tour sends chills down my spine – but you go, Rand – you're the gift that keeps on giving – to we Democrats!!

    May 20, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  4. Data Driven

    Aren't we getting a little ahead of ourselves, Rand? I know you got the kook vote sewn up - that is to say, the Gold Standard vote, the Abolish-the-Federal-Reserve vote, the Fear-of-Black-Helicopters vote - but shouldn't you determine if normal people like you, first?

    May 20, 2013 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. Debbie from Arizona

    I'm certainly not looking forward to having to listen to Rand Paul's rants, ravings and distortions for the next 3 1/2 years. But, by 2016 everyone should be just about sick of him. I am already.

    May 20, 2013 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Rand, like his father Ron, don't fully understand that government is there to do the job of keeping people honest. Yes, I know that there are people out there that say government isn't fair or honest, but I disagree and suggest that problems are the anomolies and not normal practice.

    Rand, again like his father, doesn't seem to understand that people will constantly refuse to take responsibility for themselves and their actions and expect others to cover for them. This happens with individuals and companies. This is why we still need government.

    May 20, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. George

    Rand Paul will be the last person the GOP will nominate! Palin has a better shot at it (get it? 'shot"!)
    The next GOP convention should be fought with guns, that would make great TV viewing.

    May 20, 2013 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  8. Sniffit

    See Randroid run.

    See Randroid trip.

    The End.

    Please proceed.

    May 20, 2013 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    Rand Paul may or may not be running for President in 2016. Whoop de do, CNN. Whoop de do.

    May 20, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  10. PaulCat

    Smart guy. He knows the only way he can win New Hampshire Presidential election is to buy them. Make it $25,000 next month.

    Or, make sure some people can't vote.
    .......the republican way.........

    May 20, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  11. rla

    By the time 2016 rolls around the GOP could run DAD PAUL and he would win

    May 20, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    He's still a Libertarian, and one who makes libertarianism a bad name.

    May 20, 2013 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  13. Doug in NYC

    It must be a payment to the group the GOP plans to use to fabricate, I mean forge, the IRS memo to confirm Randroids conspiracy theory.

    May 20, 2013 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  14. ST

    Of all the people Rand Paul? To run the greatest nation on earth with all his crazy talks every now and then? Everyone should kneel down and pray for this nation.

    May 20, 2013 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  15. jinx9to88

    Rand won't beat Christie so its a none issue. Rand would get no Dem votes while Christie would get a lot even if he ran against Hillary.

    May 20, 2013 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  16. The REAL Truth...

    What??? He didn't donate to a "conservative" organization that filed for 501(c)3 status so it could hide it's donor list and slide more foreign money into right wing coffers? Shame on him.

    May 20, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  17. Honestly?

    Rand Paul, President of the United States? I'm thinking not. There isn't anything nice I could say here, so......

    May 20, 2013 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    See Randroid run.

    See Randroid trip.

    May 20, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  19. Malory Archer

    Do the rethugs EVER do anything besides campaign and introduce "repeal Obamacare" bills? Honestly, if they spent a fraction of the time they spend on non-issues actually addressing IMPORTANT legislation the country would be much better off.

    May 20, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  20. Wake up People!


    Good one as usual!!

    My sentiments exactly!!

    May 20, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  21. Rick McDaniel

    The field of candidates is going to be very crowded............and at this point in time, none of those being speculated about, can win.

    May 20, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  22. Thomas

    Must be from the Aqua Buddha non profit political action comity !

    Isn't he in Banghazi on a would tour ?

    May 20, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  23. anonymous

    I'd vote for the dog catcher over any Democrat at this point. Nothing but a bunch of incompetent criminals if you ask me. Another 8 years with a Democrat like the 8 years we have had to endure from the clueless community organizer and we might as well just turn out the lights.

    May 20, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |