LEXINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11) -- If Republicans were worried about tapping into a younger voter base, Kentucky’s Rand Paul pulled a huge crowd on the campus of the University of Kentucky on Wednesday, March 27.
Take a look at the crowds lined up to see Senator Rand Paul waiting in the cold and students wrapped around the building.
The students applauded Paul for sticking to his guns on gun rights. He and two other Tea Party senators plan to filibuster a democratic gun control measure in April. Paul did say new legislation will have "significant opposition" and the Senate will need 60 votes to push it forward. The Senate requires 60 votes to halt a filibuster.
Paul also told us he hopes Governor Steve Beshear signs the hemp bill passed late Tuesday night.
In fact, Paul wants Beshear to co-sign a letter to the federal government asking for Kentucky farmers to be allowed to grow hemp.