Who Did Rand Paul Vote For On Super Saturday? The Former Candidate Appeared At A Kentucky Caucus Site
When it comes to candidates, Super Saturday was the least crowded primary and caucus event this entire election season. Just three presidential hopefuls remain on the right while Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are continuing to battle it out on the left. Many voters are wondering what recently departed former candidates like Ben Carson and Jeb Bush are doing to mark the next step in picking presidential nominees. Carson and Bush have been relatively silent on social media, though one former candidate made his presence known right as caucus sites were opening in his home state. So, who did Rand Paul vote for on Super Saturday at the Kentucky Caucus?
The Kentucky Caucus marked somewhat a victory for Paul, though he'd put his presidential aspirations on hold when he suspended his campaign following the Iowa Caucus last month. It was Paul who heavily advocated having the Bluegrass State switch from a primary to a caucus, which it successfully did just in time for this presidential election. He reportedly even went so far as to fund a majority of the initiative, possibly in hopes that the move would net him more delegates were he to continue running. Paul was committed to practicing what he preached when it came to supporting the caucus, showing up shortly after the first hour caucus sites had opened to vote. The Kentucky senator took to Twitter to post photos of his appearance at a local caucus site on Saturday, showing him interacting with constituents as well as casting his ballot.
When approached by The Washington Post and asked whom he'd be voting for, Paul stayed pretty mum. The senator attempted to distance himself from making a potential endorsement at the polls without wanting to formally come out in favor of a current candidate. "I’m not making an endorsement. Everybody asks that. If I say who I’m voting for, it’s an endorsement. Even my wife; I’m not telling her," Paul stated. Based on the fact that both Paul's name still adorns ballots despite no longer running, it's safe to say that the senator may very well have voted for himself. It seems that in doing so, Paul certainly won't be alone.
Some Republican voters in other Super Saturday states are also eying the many names still printed on their ballots and picking their favorite candidates whether they're currently running or not, a tradition seen in previous primary and caucus events. Rand Paul may have refused to disclose who he voted for but the people of Kentucky may very well pick him anyway.