What’s better than one Paul on the campaign trail? Two Pauls, of course.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will be joined in Iowa on Monday by his son, Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican who rode the 2010 tea party wave to victory in one of the cycle’s most hotly-contested Senate races.
The father-and-son duo will embark on what Paul’s campaign bills as “a daylong whistle-stop tour” on the eve of the first-in-the-nation caucuses.
Paul’s Iowa chairman, Drew Ivers, said in a statement that the campaign is hopeful that the Texas Republican “achieves a strong top-three finish” – downplaying expectations, as most recent polls have shown Paul in a dead heat with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for caucus frontrunner.
The campaign swing comes after a weekend during which Paul plans to take a break from the trail to ring in the New Year in Texas.
The campaign’s Monday schedule is below:
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sen. Rand Paul live in-studio with Jan Mickelson*
2141 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Polk County Whistle Stop
Des Moines Marriott Downtown - Salon D
700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Scott County Whistle Stop
SteepleGate Inn – Williamsburg Room
100 W 76th St.
Davenport, IA 52806
Linn County Whistle Stop
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - Atrium
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Black Hawk County Whistle Stop
Park Place (PIPAC) Event Centre
1521 Technology Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Cerro Gordo County Whistle Stop
Prime N Wine
3000 4th St SW (Hwy 122 West)
Mason City, IA 50401
[*Senator Rand Paul only.]