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Rand Paul To Declare Presidential Run In Early April: Report

FILE - This Friday, June 20, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road
FILE - This Friday, June 20, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. The Kentucky Republican told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, June 22, that he blames those who supported the military action in Iraq with emboldening Iran to have a larger presence in the region. He said questions about whether President Barack Obama's current foreign policies are wrong should also be asked of those who originally supported the Iraq war. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul is eyeing April 7 as the day he will announce his plans to run for president, people close to him said, a step that would position him ahead of his potential Republican rivals as a declared candidate and allow him to begin raising money directly for his campaign 10 months before the Iowa caucuses.

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