Rand Paul Declares Candidacy For Kentucky Senate Seat
Paul, an eye surgeon from Bowling Green, had referred to his Senate campaign as an “exploratory” effort. “Dr. Paul will now transition his exploratory committee to a full election committee,” his campaign said in a release Wednesday.
Paul initiated his campaign in mid-May, when Republican Sen. Jim Bunning was still saying he planned to seek re-election. Paul is declaring his candidacy for Bunning’s seat less than two weeks after Bunning said July 27 that he would not run.