Rand Paul talks ‘political landscape’ in call with NH House candidates
Potential Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul telephoned in to the first-in-the-nation primary state tonight and led a discussion with state House nominees on the upcoming general election and “the 2014 political landscape in New Hampshire and nationwide,” according to an invitation obtained by the New Hampshire Journal.
We understand there were more than 100 candidates for state representative on the call.
The NHGOP holds these calls weekly with various officials and party leaders and staff as “part of a larger party project to help our state representative candidates be as successful as possible,” said NHGOP spokesman Lauren Zelt.
“The party is investing more time and money into state representatives’ races than we ever have before and that this is part of a larger program that (party chair) Jennifer Horn instituted early this year that involved recruitment, training, and human and financial resources,” she said.
We understand that Paul was the first potential presidential candidate on a weekly call.
The Kentucky senator’s call followed his appearance on Sept. 12 at the NHGOP “Unity Breakfast” and comes ahead of visits next week by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.