Kentucky’s junior Senator, Rand Paul (R-KY), made a BIG announcement on Tuesday.
The Senator has decided to seek re-election to the US Senate in 2016. Senator Paul has become one of the most popular members of the Republican Party over the last four years, and he seeks to parlay that popularity and notoriety into even more influential situations.
We are excited to hear this news and are proud to count ourselves as supporters of Rand Paul.
His press release made his intentions clear:
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Sen. Rand Paul today announced that he would seek re-election to the United States Senate in 2016.
“I ran for office because, like many Kentuckians, I was alarmed at the problems facing our country: a stagnant and uneven economy, a growing national debt, out-of-control federal spending, a disastrous health care plan, the assault on our civil rights and liberties, and a misguided foreign policy,” said Sen. Paul.
“I have drawn attention to these problems and others here in Kentucky, like the War on Coal, an overzealous EPA and Army Corps of Engineers, and the ban on industrial hemp. I have sought to work with any and all who are eager to find solutions and promote reforms. I stand with Kentucky in this fight, and I hope to continue together in the task of repairing and revitalizing our great nation.”
Senate Majority Leader-Elect Mitch McConnell is endorsing Sen. Paul’s re-election campaign.
“I am proud to support my friend Rand Paul for his re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said Sen. McConnell. ”Rand has been an irreplaceable partner in fighting for Kentucky priorities and Kentucky values. His innovative mind for conservative reforms that create jobs and get the economy working again is essential in the U.S. Senate as we seek to reverse Obama policies that have hurt Kentucky families.”
He also heard from some other important supporters:
Rep. Thomas Massie (4th District)
“Sen. Rand Paul inspired me to seek office, and I will continue to stand with him and the other principled conservatives in Washington, D.C. to fight for the people of Kentucky and our nation. Over the past four years, Rand has been a true Constitutional conservative and a fearless advocate for personal liberty, economic freedom, and fiscal responsibility. I am proud to have Sen. Paul represent the Commonwealth in Washington.”
Rep. Hal Rogers (5th District)
“Sen. Paul has proven to be a strong voice for action, opening more interest and discussion for Americans to talk to their legislators than ever before. Together, Senator Paul and I have worked to rein in government overreach and develop better economic opportunities for Kentuckians. Our Commonwealth will continue to benefit from having the power team of Senators McConnell and Paul working together in the Senate and it is a pleasure to support him for re-election.”
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