Rand Paul


  US Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky now faces challenges to his 2014 re-election from both a Democrat and a Tea Party candidate. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us to discuss the effort to un-seat the long-serving Republican Senator, and talk about other races that will affect our region, and the country.

Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about Rand Paul's possible presidential bid and expanding gun rights in Ohio. 

Would you like to hear the good news for Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, or the not-so-good news first?

Well, we don’t want to be accused of dwelling on the unpleasant, so we’ll start with the good news for Paul.

Paul, who rode the tea party wave to a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2010, is the front runner for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, according to one recent poll.

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This week Howard Wilkinson talks about why there will be a primary election for Cincinnati Mayor and some regional politicians who's names are being mentioned for president in 2016.

The Rand Paul phenomenon seems to have crossed the river into Ohio.

Actually, the popularity of the junior senator from Kentucky has crossed a lot of boundaries in recent months – the point where he is considered by many a legitimate contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Before the 2010 election, he was a practicing ophthalmologist, running a clinic down in Bowling Green, Ky. It was his father who was the famous one – then-Texas congressman Ron Paul, who has run three times for president as a Libertarian and a Republican.