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Senator Rand Paul stops by Owensboro event

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

U.S. Senator Rand Paul was in the Tri-State Saturday night. He and his wife were in Owensboro to help raise money for a veterans' program. 

He was invited to the Bourbon Ball, with the Rotary Club of Owensboro, to help raise funds for the Honor Flight's Bluegrass chapter. Those flights give veterans a chance to go to Washington D.C. and visit the monuments.

Paul says he's seen personally how those flights have effected veterans and that's why he wanted to come.

The senator is also currently in the national spotlight for his recent lawsuit against President Barack Obama for the recent leaking of evidence of NSA phone surveillance. He says by monitoring phone conversations, the NSA has violated the fourth amendment and he feels they should be held liable.

"We really think the spirit and letter of the fourth amendment was that a warrant should be individualized to a person and there should be suspicion that you did something wrong. Every American didn't do something wrong, so every American doesn't deserve to have their phone records trolled through," Paul said.

14 News also asked Paul about the potential legalization of industrial hemp in Kentucky. He says the farm bill had wording that would allow Kentucky to get the ball rolling on growing hemp and says it's a great opportunity for growth in the state.

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