Rand Paul to Donors: NSA Fight is Helping Me Beat Hillary Clinton

The victory lap begins before defeat becomes official.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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On Tuesday afternoon, a majority of his colleagues will likely vote down amendments to the USA Freedom Act then end Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's current battle to smother most expiring provisions of the Patriot Act. Wasting no time, Paul's campaign is telling voters that the fight elevated the issue and elevated him.

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