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Senator Rand Paul has SRO crowd at Adair Annex 17 Feb 2016

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By Adair County, KY

The basement of the Adair County Annex had an overflow, standing room only crowd on hand for U.S. Senator Rand Paul's Town Hall Forum, Wednesday night. The attached album contains several outtakes of the event.



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Senator Rand Paul speaks to a SRO Adair Annex forum



2016-02-17 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, CM photo.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green, KY, addressed a Town Hall Forum in the Adair Annex just concluded after an hour and a half session, speaking to a standing room only crowd which may have number over 100. Sen. Paul stressed his themes of smaller government, more local government, and fewer regulations. The crowd was overwhelmingly friendly, but there tough questions of the senator on clean air votes and his support for veterans. Longtime supporter Bill Troutwine made opening remarks. Adair County CJE Mike Stephens introduced the guest of honor.

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Sen. Paul chats with Dad of Future Governor



2016-02-18 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, CM photo.
Sen. Rand Paul had a long chat with rising political power, Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White. At his side, barely visible in the photo, is Carter White, who, more than once last night was given credit for his dad winning office, and, at least on one occasion was called a future Governor of Kentucky. At right is Bill Troutwine, and longtime, personal friend of Senator Paul, who was the opening speaker. In the background is Kelsey Cooper, Sen. Paul's scheduling coordinator, who talks with Duane Bonifer, Director of Public Relations, Lindsey Wilson College.

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Jamie Comer East Region Campaign Coordinator Tiffany Kessler



2016-02-18 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair County political leader Tiffany Hadley Kessler, was smiling following what she assessed as a really good meeting, and later reported that her husband, Eddie Kessler, counted over 100 in attendance in a hall with seats for around 60 people - a pretty accurate figure, considering people were standing around the walls and out into the hallway. Behind her is a Rand Paul volunteer, Beaver Corder of Somerset, KY. Tiffany Kessler is the Eastern Region, 1st Congressional District of Kentucky, campaign coordinator for former Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer.

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At Town Hall Forum, dignataries, listening intently



2016-02-18 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, CM photo. Dignitaries, seated at the elevated platform in the basement community hall in the Adair Annex, are, from left, Adair County Sheriff harrison Moss, Columbia Chief of Police Jason Cross, Lindsey Wilson President Bill Luckey, Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick, and Bryan Mills, Senator Rand Paul's representative for this area of Kentucky. The photo was taken last night, at Sen. Paul's Town Hall Forum, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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Senator Paul chats with CJE after Town Forum



2016-02-18 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Senator Rand Paul, back to camera, took time after the Town Forum to mix and mingle, above with Adair County CJE Mike Stephens, and left, his daughter LaGene Stephens Sexton, and right, PAC Chair Shannon Sexton. Senator Paul received a lavish introduction from Judge Stephens. - EW

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Brian Mills, Stacey Goad confer with Hack Rowe



2016-02-18 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Victoria Browning Pike.
Brian Mills, who heads the local regional office for Senator Paul, chatted with Columbia political figure Hack Rowe, as Stacy Good, constituent services representative for Senator Paul, looks on following the Town Hall Forum in Columbia on Wednesday evening, 17 Feb 2016.

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Mike Pape, candidate for Congress, with Trish Zatkoff



2016-02-18 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Vickie Brown Pike.
Mike Pape, candidate to succeed Rep. Ed Whitfield, came to Columbia last night to attend Sen. Rand Paul's Town Forum, shown above with Trish Hadley Zatkoff, Columbia, KY. Pape has the endorsement of his former boss, and, as of now, the biggest war chest. He said that he also has the support of a close Hopkinsville neighbor, Ramona McCloud Collins, a longtime resident of Columbia and widow of Buick dealer Bobby Collins. Pape said he intends to be in Columbia very frequently. With him, not in the photo, was David Burris of Columbia.

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CJe Mike Stephens and Dr. Roger Smith at Rand Paul forum



2016-02-21 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, CM photo.
Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens and Dentist-Civic Leader-Great Thinker Dr. Roger Smith, posed for this version of United We Stand at the Wednesday, February 17, 2016 standing room only Town Hall Meeting. Judge Stephens earlier had been effusive in praise of Senator Paul. Dr. Smith, later, was also complimentary of Senator Paul, and thought there ought to be more Town Hall style meetings, like this one, which drew elements from across the political spectrum. - EW

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After the Town Hall Forum, Columbia, KY 17 Feb 2016



2016-02-21 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, CM photo.
Adair County Magistrate Greg Caldwell, center, and Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross, listened as Vitus Bailey talked after the Town Hall Forum on Wednesday evening, February 17, 2016.

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