The Rand Paul for president campaign is on life support and the prognosis is not good. His polling is atrocious, he is unable to raise enough money to fund even a small campaign and without much for ads.
Now, to top it off, it appears that he will not be permitted to run for both president and the Senate at the same time. The Republicans in Kentucky had originally promised to pass legislation that would have allowed it but now it looks like that is a dead issue. Legislators complain that Paul has not kept any of his promises to them.
In order to avoid a conflict with Kentucky law, Paul asked state GOP officials to change their May primary to a caucus in March. The problem is, he promised he would raise the money to pay for it.
The cost could be anywhere from $400,000 to $750,000. He doesn’t have the money. Secondly, he promised them if it was clear he could not win the nomination, he would drop out and just run for the Senate. He is apparently not going to do that either.