91 Facts About Senator Rand Paul

1. In 1994 Senator Rand Paul founded Kentucky Taxpayers United, an anti-tax organization that encouraged politicians to pledge publicly to vote uniformly against tax raises.

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2. Senator Rand Paul said he'll be visiting the early primary states shortly—"I'll be in Iowa, in New Hampshire this spring.

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3. In 1994 Senator Rand Paul founded the antitaxation group Kentucky Taxpayers United, with himself at the head.

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4. Senator Rand Paul continued to say it will be produced out of Texas, instead of California.

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5. In May 2015, Ron Senator Rand Paul ended all relationships with the Voices of Liberty and the Ron Paul Channel to start a new internet broadcast called the Ron Paul Liberty Report.

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6. On March 28, 2017, Senator Rand Paul predicted the markets would lower during the year and said President Trump had taken a risk with crediting himself for the postelection market surge, reasoning Washington was still predominantly unchanged.

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7. In June 2013, Senator Rand Paul criticized the NSA surveillance program and praised Edward Snowden for having performed a "great service to the American people by exposing the truth about what our government is doing in secret".

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8. Senator Rand Paul was critical of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, arguing that it sanctioned federal interference in the labor market and did not improve race relations.

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9. Senator Rand Paul has consistently warned of hyperinflation and called for the gold standard as far back as 1981.

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10. Senator Rand Paul declined to speak at the Republican National Convention as a matter of principle, saying that the convention planners had demanded that his remarks be vetted by the Romney campaign and that he make an unqualified endorsement of Romney.

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11. Senator Rand Paul's results then declined, despite the withdrawal of candidates Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry.

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12. Out of a turnout of 121,503 votes, Senator Rand Paul took 26,036 of the certified votes.

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13. Senator Rand Paul came in third in the Iowa Republican Caucus held on January 3, 2012.

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14. On June 12, 2008, Senator Rand Paul finally withdrew his bid for the Republican nomination.

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15. Senator Rand Paul was honorary chairman of, and is a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a political action committee that describes its goal as electing "liberty-minded, limited-government individuals".

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16. On July 12, 2011, Senator Rand Paul announced that he would not seek re-election to the House in order to pursue the 2012 presidential election.

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17. In 1998 and 2000, Senator Rand Paul defeated Loy Sneary, a Democratic Bay City, Texas, rice farmer and former Matagorda County judge.

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18. Senator Rand Paul left the Republican Party in 1987 and launched a bid for the presidency running on the Libertarian Party ticket.

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19. Senator Rand Paul proposed term-limit legislation multiple times, while himself serving four terms in the House of Representatives.

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20. Senator Rand Paul earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University's School of Medicine in 1961, and completed his medical internship at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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21. In January 2013, Senator Rand Paul retired from Congress but still remains active on college campuses, giving speeches promoting his libertarian vision.

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22. On July 12, 2011, Senator Rand Paul announced that he would forgo seeking another term in Congress in order to focus on his presidential bid.

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23. Senator Rand Paul served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force from 1963 to 1968, and worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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24. Senator Rand Paul is a critic of the federal government's fiscal policies, especially the existence of the Federal Reserve and the tax policy, as well as the military–industrial complex, and the War on Drugs.

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25. In 1995, Dr Senator Rand Paul founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, an organization that provides eye exams and surgery to needy families and individuals.

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26. Senator Rand Paul helped in his father's 2008 election by campaigning door-to-door in New Hampshire.

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27. Senator Rand Paul became pretty well-known after his almost 13 hour filibuster on the Senate floor.

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28. Senator Rand Paul never graduated college with an ungraduate degree, but he was accepted to Duke University, one of the best medical schools in the United States, based on his strong MCAT exam score.

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29. Senator Rand Paul positioned himself as being on the side of liberty, with Clinton standing for big government bureaucracy.

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30. Senator Rand Paul seemed to scold the journalist over her questions to him during this exchange.

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31. Senator Rand Paul sought to change US foreign policy in early 2015 when he introduced a bill that would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.

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32. Senator Rand Paul has focused on a range of issues since beginning his term in 2010, including reducing federal debt, cutting Social Security benefits and lifting restrictions to businesses created by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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33. On May 18, 2010, Senator Rand Paul won the primary in a resounding upset victory, defeating Grayson by 24 points.

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34. Senator Rand Paul was inspired to become involved in politics, in part due to his father, Ron Paul, who was the first member of the Paul family to run for and win political office.

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35. Senator Rand Paul launched a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2015, but was reelected to the Senate in 2016.

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36. Senator Rand Paul has tried to keep the Trump administration moving in a less interventionist direction where possible.

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37. Senator Rand Paul called Trump an "orange-faced windbag" while Graham dubbed the businessman and reality TV star a "jackass" and a "kook.

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38. Senator Rand Paul sustained five broken ribs, of which three were displaced fractures.

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39. On November 3, 2017, Senator Rand Paul was assaulted by a neighbor, Rene Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist.

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40. Senator Rand Paul is married to Kelley Senator Rand Paul, a freelance writer.

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41. On December 19th 2018, Senator Rand Paul supported the Presidents recent decision to pull the US army out from the Syrian Civil war by a Tweet.

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42. In June 2017, Senator Rand Paul tried to block Trump administration's plan to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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43. In 2016, Senator Rand Paul was one of the first members of Congress to come out in opposition to United States support for the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen.

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44. In 2015, Senator Rand Paul called for a defense budget of $697 billion in 2016.

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45. Senator Rand Paul has stated concerns about arms sent to Syrian rebels that wind up in unfriendly hands.

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46. Senator Rand Paul supports state laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

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47. Senator Rand Paul has criticized mandatory minimums for drug crimes, which he believes have led to unreasonably harsh sentences for repeat offenders.

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48. Senator Rand Paul is uncertain regarding the causes behind global warming; he believes the scientific opinion on climate change is "not conclusive.

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49. Senator Rand Paul is generally described as a libertarian, a term he both embraced and rejected during his first Senate campaign.

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50. Senator Rand Paul spent his own campaign money in the 2014 legislative elections, helping Republican candidates for the State House in the hopes of flipping the chamber, thus allowing the legislature to pass the bill.

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51. Senator Rand Paul officially announced his presidential candidacy on April 7, 2015.

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52. Senator Rand Paul went on to win the straw poll for the next two years as well, leading to some considering Paul to be a front runner for the nomination, although CPAC attendees are typically considered younger and more libertarian-minded than average Republican voters.

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53. Senator Rand Paul delivered the Tea Party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on February 13, 2013, while Marco Rubio gave the official Republican response.

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54. Senator Rand Paul introduced a bill on January 25, 2017, that sought to replace the Affordable Care Act which included each person's having a tax credit of $5,000 and not requiring everyone to have coverage, unlike Obamacare.

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55. Senator Rand Paul confirmed in an October 2017 intetview he would not vote for the Republican budget in the Senate unless billions in spending were removed from the plan: "If leadership is unwilling to compromise with somebody who is concerned about the debt, then they deserve to lose.

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56. In March 2017, Senator Rand Paul introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act that would prohibit the use of United States Government funds to provide assistance to Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and to countries supporting those organizations.

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57. Senator Rand Paul spoke for ten and a half hours on May 20, 2015, in opposition to the reauthorization of Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

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58. In December 2014, Senator Rand Paul supported the actions to change United States policy towards Cuba and trade with that country taken by the Obama administration.

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59. Senator Rand Paul received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Center for the National Interest for his public policy work.

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60. Senator Rand Paul urged that the United States impose economic sanctions on Russia and resume an effort to build defensive anti-missile installations in Poland and the Czech Republic.

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61. Senator Rand Paul said that the United States should try to maintain a "respectful relationship with Russia" and avoid taking actions that the Russians might view as a provocation, such as seeking to have Ukraine join NATO or otherwise interfering in Russia's relationship with Ukraine.

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62. Senator Rand Paul answered that he was "quite happy" with the response.

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63. Senator Rand Paul requested a pledge from the Administration that noncombatants would not be targeted on US soil.

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64. Senator Rand Paul said his purpose was to challenge drone policy in general and specifically as it related to noncombatants on US soil.

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65. In June 2012, Senator Rand Paul endorsed Mitt Romney after it became apparent that he would be the Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election.

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66. Senator Rand Paul was a supporter of the Cut, Cap and Balance Act, which was tabled by Democratic opposition.

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67. Senator Rand Paul voiced opposition to US intervention in the Libyan Civil War and has criticized President Obama for not gaining congressional consent for Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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68. Senator Rand Paul was sworn in on January 5, 2011, along with his father, who was simultaneously in the House of Representatives.

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69. Senator Rand Paul's fundraising was aided by his father's network of supporters.

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70. Senator Rand Paul ended up raising some $3 million during the primary period.

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71. Senator Rand Paul was included in Time magazine's world's 100 most influential people, for 2013 and 2014.

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72. In February 2014, Senator Rand Paul joined the Tea Party-affiliated conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks in filing a class-action lawsuit charging that the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records metadata is a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution.

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73. Senator Rand Paul spoke on his father's behalf when his father was campaigning for office, including throughout the elder Paul's run in the 2008 presidential election, during which Rand campaigned door-to-door in New Hampshire and spoke in Boston at a fundraising rally for his father on the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

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74. Senator Rand Paul has often cited his involvement with KTU as the foundation of his involvement with state politics.

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75. In 1994, Senator Rand Paul founded the anti-tax organization Kentucky Taxpayers United, and was chair of the organization from its inception.

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76. In 1984, Senator Rand Paul took a semester off to aid his father's primary challenge to Republican Senator Phil Gramm.

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77. Senator Rand Paul was head of the local chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas during his time at Baylor University.

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78. Senator Rand Paul let his own ABO certification lapse in 2005, which did not affect his practice in Kentucky; the state does not require board certification.

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79. In 1995, Senator Rand Paul passed the American Board of Ophthalmology boards on his first attempt and earned board-certification under the ABO for 10 years.

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80. Senator Rand Paul worked for Downing for about five years before parting ways.

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81. Senator Rand Paul received his first job from John Downing of Downing McPeak Vision Centers, which brought him to Bowling Green after completing his residency.

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82. Senator Rand Paul has held a state-issued medical license since moving there in 1993.

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83. Senator Rand Paul dropped out of Baylor without completing his baccalaureate degree, when he was accepted into his father's alma mater, the Duke University School of Medicine, which, at the time, did not require an undergraduate degree for admission to its graduate school.

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84. Senator Rand Paul regularly contributed to The Baylor Lariat student newspaper.

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85. The younger Senator Rand Paul often spent summer vacations interning in his father's congressional office.

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86. The elder Senator Rand Paul was a US Representative from Texas and ran for President of the United States three times.

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87. Senator Rand Paul suspended his campaign in February 2016, after finishing in fifth place out of 12 Republican candidates at the Iowa caucuses.

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88. Senator Rand Paul was a candidate for the Republican nomination at the 2016 US presidential election.

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89. Senator Rand Paul has advocated for a balanced budget amendment, term limits, and privacy reform.

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90. In 2010, Senator Rand Paul entered politics by running for a seat in the United States Senate.

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91. Senator Rand Paul began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and established his own clinic in December 2007.

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