Rand Paul to hold town hall at ISU, tailgate at CyHawk game


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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will hold a town hall at ISU on Friday, Sept. 11 and will tailgate with Iowa Republicans at the annual CyHawk game on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Alex Hanson

Kentucky senator and 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul will be in Iowa next week with two events planned in Ames.

The libertarian-leaning Republican will first hold a town hall meeting at the Memorial Union apart of the Presidential Caucus Series. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 11 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

The next morning, Paul will mix sports and politics as he has RSVP’d for a tailgating event with Iowa Republicans at Noon.

Paul will mingle in Lot S-7, east of Jack Trice Stadium, during an event being hosted by the Republican Party of Iowa, Boone and Story County Republicans and the college Republicans of both Iowa and Iowa State.

The tailgating event was announced Tuesday and Paul is the first elected official or candidate to RSVP between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Story County GOP said Tuesday in their announcement that all Republicans, elected or candidates for office, are invited before the annual CyHawk game kickoff at 3:45 p.m.

During the game, Paul will watch from the new Sukup End Zone Club with Steve Sukup, the agribusiness leader who endorsed Paul during a trip to Ames in February.

Along with the Ames stops on his trip, Paul will also be in Indianola on Friday at 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday he is holding events in Marshalltown at 8:00 a.m. and Nevada at 10:00 a.m.