Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential Republican candidate for 2016, has added another event to his trip to the early primary state of New Hampshire next month: a reception for the New Hampshire Republican Party.
For $50, people can attend a “Rally with Rand” — a “Casual Reception with Senator Rand Paul” on Friday, April 11. The next day, Paul is scheduled to attend the Freedom Summit, an event being put on by Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, also potential 2016 hopefuls, will also attend the event, as will perennial almost candidate Donald Trump.
This the second event Paul has done to support the New Hampshire GOP, the first being a dinner fundraiser at which he spoke in May of 2013.
According to New Hampshire GOP spokesman Ryan Williams, Paul contributed $10,000 to the party at that time, becoming part of the Chairman’s Circle, a fundraising level of which he, New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, and New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown are the only members.
“Sen. Paul’s been a tremendous supporter of the New Hampshire Republican Party and activists are grateful for his efforts,” Williams told The Daily Caller.
Paul, Williams said, “gave a tremendous speech in May of 2013, and people are looking forward to hearing from him again.”
The Kentucky Senator is popular among Granite State Republicans. He was the top choice for president in 2016 among attendees of last week’s Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, according to a poll conducted by WPA Research, with 15 percent of the vote.