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Rand Paul heads to Iowa to meet with evangelical, black and Latino leaders

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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 is headed to Iowa.

The Kentucky Republican is traveling to the early presidential nominating state this weekend after a recent poll shows the senator leading the Republican field in Iowa in a hypothetical 2016 match-up.

“Senator Rand Paul will be in Iowa to meet with leaders of the Evangelical, African American and Latino communities,” spokesman Sergio Gor said.

Last week, Paul told The Daily Caller he will make a decision on a presidential run after the 2014 elections.

“We’ll be — for the next year, year and a half — doing some traveling, going to some of the early primary states, talking about how we would grow the party bigger, what we would do differently if and when we were the nominee. That kind of thing,” Paul told TheDC.

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