WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul hasn't yet declared his candidacy for president, but the Kentucky Republican already is finding the campaign trail to be a more uncomfortable place than the cloistered, tradition-bound Senate.
He's frustrated by what draws headlines instead of his work in the Senate, which has earned praise from once-wary colleagues in both parties.
Paul, speaking of his prospective White House run, says "part of the decision-making process is, 'Do you have a chance? Is the message resonating? Do people believe that you can somehow win this?' "
"Because it's not really a lot of fun," he says.