Rand Paul

Rand Paul

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Birthday: Jan 07, 1963

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

A lifelong Republican who has dedicated his career to advancing Libertarian values, Rand Paul has proven to be one of the nation's fiercest opponents of government overreach and has fought to return lawmakers' power to a more limited, constitutional scope. He was born Randal Howard Paul in Pittsburgh on Jan. 7, 1963, the third of five children to Carol and Ron Paul. Raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, ``Randy,'' as he was called, spent many summer vacations interning in the congressional office of his father, who was elected to the House of Representatives in 1976 and ran for president of the United States multiple times. Paul attended Baylor University in the early '80s as an honors student studying biology and history, and he also wrote for the student newspaper. A few credits shy of earning his bachelor's degree from Baylor, Paul decided to change his life's path and enroll in his father's alma mater, the Duke University School of Medicine. After receiving a medical degree in 1988, Paul took part in a general surgery internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta. That's where he met Kentucky native Kelley Ashby, whom he dated for two years before they married in 1991. When he completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center in 1993, the couple moved to Bowling Green, Ky., to start a family, and together they have three sons -- William, Duncan and Robert. Paul founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic in 1995 to help provide eye exams and surgery to needy families and individuals. That same year he was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, passing the tests on his first try, and his sustained efforts to aid those in need of vision care has since been universally recognized. He has also performed free eye surgeries for impoverished children in developing countries through the Children of the Americas program. Influenced by a desire to diagnose problems and provide practical solutions - indicative of his life's work as a doctor - and partly inspired by his father's 2008 run for president, Paul became involved in political causes, most notably with the burgeoning, nationwide anti-tax movement known as the Tea Party. In 2009 he decided to seek his first-ever political office, running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican by espousing traditional Libertarian issues, like lower taxes, and socially conservative policies like a federal law against abortion. After a big upset victory in the primary, Paul won the general election to become Kentucky's junior senator in January 2011. He made news again a few years later by announcing his intention to enter the 2016 race for president, but after failing to stand out in a crowed Republican field, he ended his bid to focus on his Senate campaign. Paul was re-elected to the Senate in November 2016, representing Kentucky for a second term.

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No Score Yet 66% Banking on Bitcoin Unknown (Character) - 2016

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No Score Yet No Score Yet FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Week With George Stephanopoulos Guest 2021 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet the Press Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberty File Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Words Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 700 Club Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2019 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet State of the Union With Jake Tapper Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teen Student Action Summit 2019 Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Morning Futures Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cavuto Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet 20% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2015 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014

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