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Rand Paul cancels Meet the Press

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
After a tough two days following his sweeping Republican Senate primary victory in Kentucky, Rand Paul has canceled on Meet the Press.

"He committed on Wednesday and is now wanting to cancel," the show's Executive Producer Betsy Fischer tells First Read. "We are hoping he will reconsider and keep his commitment."

His campaign told the show he's "exhausted." Paul agreed to do the show on Wednesday before backing out late Friday afternoon.

Fischer said Paul is only the third major guest in 62 years to have canceled on the show. The other two were Louis Farrakhan (1996) and Saudi Prince Bandar (2003).