Who Is Rand Paul?


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As of 2014, Rand Paul is a junior United States Senator for the state of Kentucky who was elected in 2010 and has remained in office since 2011. In the Senate, Senator Paul serves on the Foreign Relations, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and Small Business Committees.

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Rand Paul is the son of former U.S. Representative Dr. Ron Paul of Texas, a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, and he was a practicing ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Ky., for 17 years. He is a member of the Republican Party. Rand Paul, is also a member of the Tea Party movement and supports a widespread reduction in federal spending and taxation. It has been widely reported that Rand Paul may run in the 2016 presidential election.

Rand Paul's father has run for president twice. Rand is in his early 50s, is married and has three sons. Senator Paul describes himself as a constitutional conservative but is frequently called a libertarian. On social issues, Paul is pro life and believes that legal personhood begins at fertilization. Paul opposes same-sex marriage, but he believes the issue should be left to the states to decide. Paul supports state laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes

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