Who Is Rand Paul?

Kentucky senator Rand Paul announced Tuesday his plans to run for president in 2016, with the libertarian becoming the second Republican to officially declare his candidacy. Here are some key facts to know about the first-term senator:

  • Political Vision: Supports bipartisanship between the Tea Party and GOP
  • Campaign Strategy: Hoping college-aged white males come to comprise over half of U.S. population
  • Platform: Heavy focus on abolishing and repealing, with lesser focus on dismantling, rescinding, and abrogating
  • Campaign Slogan: “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream.”
  • Unabridged Campaign Slogan: “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream. Fight the Capitol Hill scheme. Scream the revolutionary’s scream. Adopt the populist mien. Join the Rand Paul team!”
  • Effect Of Campaign Bumper Sticker On Car’s Resale Value: -11.5%
  • Opinion On Big Government Reaching Into Our Pockets And Taking Away Our Personal Freedoms: Anti
  • Current Campaign War Chest: 10,000 bricks of gold bullion
  • Piercings: 12
  • Crossover Voter Appeal: Reaches fans as young as 18 and as old as 20
  • Number Of Friends’ Status Updates You’ll Have To Scroll Past Regarding His Vision For Country Over Next Year: 131
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