Rand Paul Campaign: We’re Considering Legal Options Over Kidnapping Story

Dave Weigel reports that Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul’s campaign is considering legal options in response to today’s strange allegations in GQ that Paul was a pot-smoking kidnapper in his college days.

“We are investigating all our options — including legal ones,” Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton tells Weigel. “We will not tolerate drive-by journalism by a writer with a leftist agenda.”In a previous statement about the story sent to TPM, Benton dismissed the GQ piece, saying “National Enquirer-type stories about Dr. Paul’s teenage years should be left to the tabloids where they belong.”

It should be noted that Paul’s campaign has not said the substance of the story is wrong.