Senator Rand Paul has held up his end of the bargain and delivered $250,000 to the Republican party of Kentucky.
Kentucky law prohibits candidates from competing for two offices at once so Rand son of Ron persuaded the state party to hold a caucus instead of a presidential primary, enabling him to continue his campaign for the presidency and for reelection as a senator.
“The conditions have been met for the Republican Party of Kentucky to move forward with a presidential caucus in 2016,” Chairman Steve Robertson said in a statement. “We would like to thank Senator Paul for his effort and due diligence in working to ensure that Republicans across Kentucky will now have an early and relevant say in the 2016 presidential primary process.”
While Rand has delivered $250,000 to the state party, he will be required to pay another $250,000 before the March caucus.
With Rand's support in the Republican presidential primary hovering around 3 or 4 percent, you can be the judge of whether or not running for both offices at once is worth $500,000.
If it were any other campaign I would predict that they'd drop out of the race well before March, but Rand is his father's son. Rand will be the last person in the country to fully realize that he has no chance of becoming president.