Rand Paul to Keynote Iowa Event

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) “will be in Iowa to be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Republican Party’s ‘Night of the Rising Stars’ event on April 2 in Des Moines, state Republican Party chairman Matt Strawn announced Wednesday,” Hotline On Call reports.

The event is a fundraiser for the state party that is also billed as a showcase for Iowa’s newly elected GOP leaders. But Paul’s spokesperson is cautioning not to read too much into the trip.

"Senator Paul is going Iowa to do two things: Talk about his book, ‘The Tea Party Goes to Washington,’ and then to help talk about what the Tea Party is looking for in 2012. He is hoping to start a conversation, and is not running for anything," Paul spokesperson Gary Howard said.

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