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Rand Paul Joins Other GOP 2016 Hopefuls at New York Fundraiser

Took place at home of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson

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Several of the GOP's top potential presidential candidates gathered in the home of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson Monday night for a fundraiser that doubled as an early audition in front of the party's elite money crowd.

The fundraiser for the Republican National Committee — co-hosted by Chairman Reince Preibus and Johnson — was headlined by a who's-who of 2016 speculation, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

It also featured a roomful of Republican establishment figures and wealthy donors eager to size up the field of would-be candidates.