In this Aug. 11 photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to supporters in Hebron, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, file)

In this Aug. 11 photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to supporters in Hebron, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, file)

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