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Preview of '16? Rand Paul Uses GOP Wins to Criticize Clinton

Mitch McConnell isn’t the only Kentucky Senator basking in the afterglow of Tuesday night’s election results.

Rand Paul is using the election as an opportunity to criticize the woman many consider to be the next Democratic Presidential front-runner: Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Paul says he won’t formally decide on whether or not to launch a 2016 presidential bid until next spring. But the Bowling Green Republican is acting the part of a White House contender, and judging from recent comments, he firmly believes Hillary Clinton is his biggest obstacle to winning the presidential contest.

Paul has wasted no time in describing Tuesday night’s Republican victories around the nation as a “repudiation of Hillary Clinton.” In speeches and interviews following the election, Paul has pointed out that the former First Lady and New York Senator campaigned on behalf of several Democratic Senate candidates who ultimately lost—including Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky.

Grimes had gone to great lengths to describe herself as a “Clinton Democrat” as opposed to an “Obama Democrat”, in an effort to separate herself from the current President, who is very unpopular in the Bluegrass State.

“In Kentucky, we’re not too happy with being a Clinton Democrat or an Obama Democrat”, Paultold CNN Wednesday morning.

The last Democrat to win a presidential race was Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill, in 1996.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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