U.S. Senator Rand Paul will continue to build his national profile with a speech at the Republican National Convention later this month. A speaking slot at a convention is usually a springboard for wider national appeal. Senator Paul is a rumored running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and a potential presidential candidate in 2016.
A new poll shows if the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would lose Indiana, a state he captured toward winning the White House in 2008. The same survey shows Indiana’s U.S. Senate race too close to call.