The Kentucky Republican Party voted in August by a vote of 111 to 36, by the party’s central committee to set a separate date for presidential caucuses on March 5, which is separate for the Kentucky’s other primary elections on May 17, 2016. Kentucky state law currently prohibits a candidate’s name from appearing twice on the same ballot. The was a major problem for Presidential Candidate Rand Paul, who is running for both offices in the upcoming elections.

The Kentucky GOP problem was the unnecessary cost of holding caucuses, for the purpose of allow Paul to accomplish his mission. In turn Paul agreed to pay $250,000 by September 18 to provide the necessary financial resources for the additional caucuses. Paul told reporters after the vote, according to the Louisville Courier Journal, “It really is about trying to grow the party”. “This is good for the Republican Party, that we’ll be able to grow our list and excite people and get more people to turn out.”

The motives for the contribution is apparent, however for minority voters Paul ability to stay in the U.S. Senate could bring some traction of some of the important bills that impact our communities:

S. 1441: Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act
Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
Introduced: May 21, 2015
Referred to Committee: May 21, 2015

S. 1016 (113th): Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
Introduced: May 22, 2013
Referred to Committee: May 22, 2013

S. 1071 (112th): A bill to limit suspicious activity reporting requirements to requests from law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
Introduced: May 25, 2011
Referred to Committee: May 25, 2011

S. 1050 (112th): Fourth Amendment Restoration Act
Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
Introduced: May 23, 2011
Reported by Committee: May 24, 2011

Senator Rand Paul congressional record provides an insight into his policies and commitment to constitution and civil liberties. These policies make him a member of congress the minority community should take interest and follow.

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