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Sen. Rand Paul

U.S. Senator from Kentucky, candidate for 2016 Republican presidential nomination

Senator Rand Paul is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has proven to be an outspoken champion for restrained government, fiscal responsibility, and protecting our constitutional liberties.

Dr. Paul and his family live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Rand owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. As a hard-working and dedicated physician--not a career politician--Rand Paul came to Washington to shake things up and to make a difference.

Dr. Paul, the son of Carol and Ron Paul, has been married for 24 years to Kelley Ashby Paul of Russellville, Kentucky, and they have three sons: William, 21; Duncan, 18; and Robert, 15. He attended Baylor University and graduated from Duke Medical School in 1988.

During his free time, Dr. Paul performs pro-bono eye surgeries for patients across Kentucky and will soon travel to Haiti as part of a medical mission. Dr. Paul's entrance into politics is indicative of his life’s work as a surgeon: a desire to diagnose problems and provide practical solutions, whether it be in Bowling Green, Kentucky or Washington, D.C.