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Is she Rand Paul's secret weapon?

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Kelley Paul (center) at her Louisville book signing. Kelley Paul (center) at her Louisville book signing.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- She has been called Rand Paul's secret weapon. On Friday, WDRB talked with Kelley Paul, the wife of the Senator who wants to be President.

After nearly two weeks helping her husband run for President, Kelley Paul returned to Louisville to promote her new book.

“I wanted to write about friendship, but the book is also really about the sustaining force of our mothers and our grandmothers,” Paul told the crowd that had gathered for her book signing at the home of Louisville Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet.

The book is called “True and Constant Friends,” and that's exactly what Kelley Paul will need as she runs the grueling race to the White House.

“It is obviously a big undertaking for our family, but we're excited and very proud of Rand,” she told WDRB News.

Following her performance at her husband's campaign kickoff, national media began to call Kelley Rand Paul's secret weapon; something she says she finds amusing.

“The secret weapon thing is always a little hard for me to respond to. It's very flattering, obviously. I told my sons I just hope I don't see any headlines that say 'Secret Weapon Bombs',” she said.

But Paul will play a big role in the campaign with her background in corporate communications. She even writes some of the senator's speeches.

“And I enjoy doing things like that but, mostly, I'm there as a spouse. I mean, I love him. I want to support him however I can. There's a lot of juggling with our family, obviously, in something that is this big of an undertaking,” she said.

Rand Paul has been criticized for his sometimes combative media interviews. But Kelley says they're ready for the slings and arrows of this campaign.

“I consider it a marathon not a sprint, so I'm sure we'll have our share of bumps. But, so far, it's been pretty good,” she said.

From Louisville Paul makes a brief trip home to Bowling Green before once again hitting the road, as she seeks to become the first First Lady from Kentucky since Mary Todd Lincoln.

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