Rand Paul set to declare presidential bid today

USA Today, By Catalina Camia, April 7

Washington — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is poised to officially join the 2016 presidential race today, hoping to remake the Republican Party with a mix of libertarian and conservative ideals that can attract minorities and young people.

Paul is scheduled to declare his candidacy at a rally in Louisville, Ky.

Paul, 52, joins Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a race that has attracted the interest of more than a dozen potential GOP candidates. He is also simultaneously running for re-election to his Senate seat.

Still to come in the presidential sweepstakes are former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who are leading early public opinion polls. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to announce his bid on April 13.

Update: Reason.com: Rand Paul Vows to Stop NSA Spying ‘on Day 1’ of Presidency

Katie Couric News Video:

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In lieu of the fabulous [in at least two senses of the word] video, we present this totally serious series from 2011:

Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part I –The Vision
Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part II – The Strategy
Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part III – Regulation
Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part IV – The Journey into a Libertarian Past
Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part V – Dark Realities
Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part VI – Certainty

The Week: Rand Paul is building a bridge — to the early 1800s
Media Matters: Confronted About Alex Jones, Rand Paul Tries To Downplay Their Alliance
Mother Jones: Here’s What Happened When I Asked Rand Paul an Inconvenient Question. Impudence!
NPR: 3 Times Rand Paul Got ‘Testy’ This Week
Wonkette: Rand Paul’s Terrible Horrible Totally F*cked Up Day
Mother Jones: The Scandal That Could Blow Up Rand Paul’s Machine
Daily Beast: Indoctrination at the Dinner Table: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Serious Daddy Issues

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