By Chris LiddiardAUGUSTA, Ga.
— Sen. Rand Paul has made an effort to put the focus back on his campaign, and he is hosting a town hall in Georgia on Monday night, in an effort that he says is not aimed at his party’s presidential nominee.
The GOP senator has hosted a series of town hall meetings in the past week, and this is the latest.
The event is a paid-for event, and the event will take place at a house in the town of Villa Rica, just south of Augusta, Georgia.
The town has hosted town hall events in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Sarasotan, Georgia, that killed at least 13 people.
A town hall event is one of the most effective ways to get the word out to voters in the final week before Election Day, especially when there are so many candidates in the race and no major party nominee has made a campaign appearance in the state yet.
A town hall is one way for candidates to show their constituents they are not beholden to special interests, and is one more way to draw in voters who otherwise might not attend a town halls.
Paul is scheduled to hold a town Hall event at the Villa Rica house on Monday.
The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube.
In addition, there will be an audio and video stream of the event on Twitter.
Paul’s campaign said it will post the video on Twitter as well, but the campaign has not yet released the details.
The candidate has previously held a series, which have been widely watched.
He held a townhall event in November 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to draw attention to a bill he sponsored that would have provided tax breaks to businesses.
The bill failed.
The following month, in April 2016, Paul hosted a town meeting in Georgia, and drew significant media attention as he was joined by a wide range of Republican candidates.
He has held numerous town halls since then, including one in April in Atlanta.
Paul has previously called for an investigation into the Sarosotan shooting, and on Tuesday, he told reporters at a campaign stop in Augusta, “If this was not a school shooting, we would be investigating this right now.
It’s a very important issue to Americans.”
Paul has had a number of high-profile appearances on the campaign trail in the last several months, and his campaign has spent more than $8 million on the state of Georgia and the race for president.
Paul has repeatedly spoken about his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which he says could increase trade barriers in the United States.
The senator has also criticized President Barack Obama, saying the president’s policies have “soured” the relationship between the United Nations and the United Kingdom, and that the Obama administration’s “war on terror” is hurting the economy in Georgia.
He says he wants to build on his record of working with the Republican-led House of Representatives to enact immigration reform.