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Rand Paul's New Book Is Selling Abysmally, Report Says

Fewer than 500 copies have been sold in 2 weeks.
A new book written by Rand Paul, pictured here on July 25, 2015, in New Hampshire, has sold fewer than 500 copies in two week
A new book written by Rand Paul, pictured here on July 25, 2015, in New Hampshire, has sold fewer than 500 copies in two weeks. 

Plagued by money woes and low poll numbers, Rand Paul’s bid for president has been described as a "disastrous campaign." And it seems the bad news is only mounting for the Republican senator from Kentucky.

On Friday, Buzzfeed pointed out that Paul’s new book, "Our Presidents & Their Prayers," which was released on October 20, has had lousy sales. Citing data from Nielsen BookScan, the news outlet said the nonfiction work about the faith of U.S. presidents had sold fewer than 500 copies in two weeks.

The blog Politicus USA noted that the poor numbers could be a harbinger of the end of Paul’s presidential campaign.

"Paul’s book sales are so bad that he is selling six times fewer books than Michele Bachmann sold as a presidential candidate in 2012," Politicus said. "A sign that the end was near for Bachmann as a presidential candidate came where her book sold 3,000 copies in two weeks."

There has been no indication from Paul and his campaign to suggest that he is thinking of throwing in the towel any time soon. In mid-October, Paul’s campaign issued a memo declaring that the senator was "here to stay."

"The media is fixated on insisting that [Paul] should get out of the race even though he continues to win every time votes are counted and the polls show him on the rise," the memo said.

Paul stressed at the time that he was "in it for the long haul." 

 

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