Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is due to make a stop in downtown Reno, Saturday. He is one of a number of Republicans testing the political waters, and Nevada’s first-in-the-West Republican caucus is a little more than a year away.
Unfortunately, I can’t find myself getting excited about him or his possible run for the presidency.
He favors allowing so-called DREAMERs, whose parents brought them to the U.S. as children, to stay in the country, and to provide more work visas so immigrants can legally hold jobs. Paul adds, though, that any reform effort must also include securing the borders.
Paul plans to attend private fundraisers in Reno for his “victory committee,” and a mid-day “meet-and-greet,” at the Atlantis Casino Resort. He’ll then headline a private dinner at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Saturday evening, where tickets start at $500 and go up to $2,600.
His father, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, had strong support from Nevada Conservative’s during his presidential bids in 2008 and 2012. The Silver State was only one in seven swing states and ultimately gave President Obama six electoral votes.
Few listened then — fewer are listening now.