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Rand Paul to New Hampshire

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and potential 2016 Republican candidate for president, is heading to New Hampshire, the state that traditionally holds the first in the nation primary.

The Associated Press reported Friday that Paul will give the keynote address at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s May 20 Liberty Dinner.

“Sen. Rand Paul has been a leader in the fight for smaller government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility in Washington,” said state GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “I am honored that Sen. Paul has agreed to address our party and I look forward to welcoming him to the Granite State.”

The National Journal pointed out that with this trip, Paul “will be the first potential 2016 contender to touch base in all three of the states hosting the earliest nominating contests, revealing raw electoral ambitions to surpass his father’s standing as a tea party movement leader.”

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