CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Kelley Paul says she’ll use her background as a political consultant to provide behind-the-scenes support to husband Rand’s 2016 Republican presidential bid.
In an interview at The Citadel on Thursday, Kelley Paul told The Associated Press that she doesn’t plan to have a front office at campaign headquarters. Instead, the mother of three said she feels more comfortable working from home, intent on helping her husband with speechwriting and other ways to get his message out, something she’s done since his 2010 senatorial bid.
“That’s just been the natural give and take that we’ve had for years — when he writes something, he’ll show it to me, and I’ll give it some ideas and some suggestions,” she said. “We enjoy kind of bouncing our work off each other a little bit like that. … I don’t want to have an official role in the campaign.”
Reserved but politically savvy, Kelley Paul worked for a Republican consulting firm whose clients included another announced presidential candidate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, before she resigned more than a year ago.