Rand Paul for President

Rand Paul unveils populist, anti-establishment slogan

Mike Allen, Politico

Sen. Rand Paul gave POLITICO a sneak peek at the slogan he will unveil at his presidential campaign announcement on Tuesday: “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream.” The slogan, beneath the RAND PAC logo of a torch flame, will set the tone as the Kentucky Republican kicks off a five-day, five-state announcement tour.

Ron Paul Is Expected to Play Little Role in Rand Paul’s Campaign

Jeremy W. Peters, The New York Times

On Tuesday, when Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination at a rally here, his father, Ron, the former Texas congressman, will have a silent role. The elder Mr. Paul, who is known for eagerly commenting on the crisis of the moment, has been much quieter lately. Last week, he was declining all interview requests.

Rand Paul Proposes Boosting Defense Spending


In an olive branch to defense hawks hell-bent on curtailing his White House ambitions, the libertarian Senator introduced a budget amendment late Wednesday calling for a nearly $190 billion infusion to the defense budget over the next two years—a roughly 16 percent increase.

Rand Paul to enter 2016 presidential race next month?


Senator Rand Paul will declare his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 7, MSNBC reported, citing multiple sources inside the Kentucky lawmaker's camp. "This will be an official announcement, not an exploratory committee," MSNBC quoted an unnamed source close to Paul as saying. The network said the announcement would take place in Louisville, Kentucky.

President Paul? Wall Street on high alert

Ben White and Katie Glueck, POLITICO
Sen. Rand Paul's ‘audit the Fed’ push makes him dangerous in the eyes of finance execs and thus the establishment wing of the GOP — backed by piles of Wall Street money — views Paul’s approach to the Fed as dangerous and irresponsible.