2016 GOP Presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has announced that over 60% of Iowa’s nearly 1,700 registered precinct captains “#StandWithRand” as the state’s caucuses are now just over three weeks away.
The organizational success Paul announced is immensely impressive and extremely important, especially in a caucus state like Iowa.
According to the Des Moine Register:
“Sen. Rand Paul rang in his 53rd birthday with several hundred supporters in one of his more raucous Iowa campaign events.
The Republican presidential hopeful spent Thursday campaigning in western Iowa before the birthday party at Buzzard Billy’s in downtown Des Moines. It was there his campaign announced it has 1,007 precinct captains committed for caucus night on Feb. 1.
The number of volunteers represents 60 percent of Iowa’s 1,681 precincts. Steve Grubbs, the campaign’s chief Iowa strategist, parted the crowd Thursday night with an “official Iowa Rand Paul scroll” representing the “1,007 precinct captains who are committed to winning the Iowa Caucuses in 24 days.”
“In about three weeks, we’re going to shock them. Just this crowd here tonight ought to show them what’s coming,” Paul said. “One thousand precinct chairs shows that we are a first-tier campaign that’s in it — not to mess around, not to get second, not to get third, not to get sixth — we’re in it to win it, Paul said.”
Things are also looking up for Paul in New Hampshire, where Paul just announced he believes he has the “live free or die” state’s best ground game with over 500 campaign leaders ready for the primary on February 9.
“With 500 members on our leadership team, this announcement illustrates that Rand Paul has assembled the largest, most robust ground game in the Granite State,” says Mike Biundo, Senior Advisor to the Rand Paul for President campaign.
“Our team has made hundreds of thousands of phone calls spreading Rand’s message of liberty across the state. Earlier this week, we experienced back-to-back standing-room-only town halls that far outpaced our rivals’ events. You can feel the momentum on the ground. It’s clear, Rand Paul’s message is resonating. We will shock the Washington Machine and the media elite.”