What Does Rand Paul's Presidential Campaign Mean For A Nervous Fed?

The Kentucky senator's presidential bid poses the clearest populist threat to the central bank in generations.

A woman walks past the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building as it is reflected in a puddle of water in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Nearly six years ago, flanked by members of the Campaign for Liberty started after his father's presidential campaign, a longshot Kentucky candidate for Senate leaned into a bullhorn and called for the Federal Reserve to be scrapped.

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