2016 presidential race http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-allowing-rand-paul-run-president-and-us-senate-same-time <p>A bill that would allow U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to run for both the Senate and the Presidency of the United States passed Tuesday out of the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate.</p><p>Senate Bill 205, sponsored by Republican Floor Leader Damon Thayer, &nbsp;would allow a candidate who is running for statewide election to also run for the office of the presidency or vice presidency. It passed by a 25 to 13 vote.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:15:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8905 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time Poll: Rand Paul Strongest Republican For Iowa Voters in '16 Presidential Election http://wfpl.org/post/poll-rand-paul-strongest-republican-iowa-voters-16-presidential-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among voters in the key primary state Iowa, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is the strongest Republican in the field of prospective 2016 &nbsp;presidential candidates, &nbsp;says a new poll by Quinnipiac University.</span></p><p>Kentucky's junior senator leads current Vice President Joe Biden by five points among Iowa voters— and he trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic frontrunner, by only four points.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:18:37 +0000 Kenny Colston 5531 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Rand Paul Strongest Republican For Iowa Voters in '16 Presidential Election Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Rand Paul in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/poll-hillary-clinton-leads-rand-paul-kentucky <p>In a new survey released Wednesday, Public Policy Polling found that in a hypothetical 2016 presidential race Democratic Hillary Clinton leads Republican Sen. Rand Paul in Kentucky.</p><p>Clinton is the outgoing U.S. Secretary of State who many Democrats want to run in four years, while Paul is a rising GOP star and Tea Party favorite. Both are rumored presidential candidates at this point, but the PPP survey shows Clinton ahead of Paul by a 5-point margin in the commonwealth at 47-to-42 percent.</p><p>A large reason for Clinton's lead is that she is far more popular in Kentucky than President Obama, who has struggled amongst state Democrats.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/kentucky-miscellany.html">PPP</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Clinton has a 48/42 favorability rating with Kentucky voters. By comparison Barack Obama's approval rating is 38/59.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:47:47 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2932 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Rand Paul in Kentucky