Let’s hope he brings a muzzle: Rand Paul has hired the communications director of his father’s presidential campaign to manage his own bid for the Kentucky Senate. He’ll need all the help he can get: The Libertarian Party is now threatening to run its own candidate against him. "He had gone from being an outsider candidate to a Tea Party candidate to an establishment candidate in the past nine months," said Party Vice Chairman Joshua Koch. "It's a complete identity crisis. I've never seen anything like it." Koch cited Paul’s opposition to abortion rights and gay marriage as examples of positions that are at odds with the Libertarian Party.