06/17/2013 09:07 am ET Updated Jun 17, 2013

Rand Paul Emerges As Serious Presidential Contender For GOP

It was the first time in recent memory that the Iowa GOP Lincoln Day Dinner sold out nearly two weeks in advance, and it was on the strength of its headliner, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who, in turn, was invited on the strength of his 13-hour filibuster against the Obama administration’s use of drones.

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