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Kelley Paul: Book has Nothing to Do With Presidential Politics

Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, promoted her book "True and Constant Friends" to the Bowling Green Republican Women's Club.
Lisa Autry
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Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, promoted her book "True and Constant Friends" to the Bowling Green Republican Women's Club.
Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, promoted her book "True and Constant Friends" to the Bowling Green Republican Women's Club.
Credit Lisa Autry
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Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, promoted her book "True and Constant Friends" to the Bowling Green Republican Women's Club.

The wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul is preparing to roll out her first book. 

Kelley Paul promoted the book titled “True and Constant Friends” to a gathering Tuesday of the Bowling Green Republican Women’s Club.  The book contains essays about inspiring women. 

Mrs. Paul told WKU Public Radio her inspiration to write the book came from her immigrant grandmother who fled poverty in Ireland in 1929 and traveled alone to the U.S. at a young age.

"I've given a lot of speeches about my grandmother since Rand entered politics because to me she is really the American dream story," commented Paul.

The book is set for release in April, around the same time Senator Paul plans to announce whether he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016.

Kelley Paul said the book was not an effort to connect with women voters, and added the book has been in the works for two years.

Still, Paul acknowledged a presidential run is still something her family discusses often.

"It's funny," she laughed.  "As the months go by, I keep thinking something will happen that will make us either decide to do it or not do it.  It's hard to pull the trigger on something like this.  Obviously, he's laying a lot of the groundwork for him to seek the nomination."

Kelley Paul’s speaking tour began in her hometown of Russellville.  She has speeches planned in London and Tompkinsville on Wednesday. On Thursday, she wraps up the tour in Lexington and Elizabethtown.

Copyright 2015 WKU Public Radio

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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