Only 24 hours into his presidential campaign, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul upped the ante dramatically in New Hampshire.
Paul, speaking Wednesday at a news conference after his second event as an official candidate, said he must win the first-in-the-nation primary to win the Republican presidential nomination.
"I will say that I think New Hampshire is incredibly important to me," Paul said. "We will try very hard. We are going to do everything to win in New Hampshire. I do think we do need to win New Hampshire."