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State of the Union: Rand Paul Brings Libertarians to the GOP

State of the Union: Rand Paul Brings Libertarians to the GOP

Rand Paul's State of the Union response sets the stage for 2016.
Brian Doherty | February 13, 2013

The official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. But the Republican Party is a house (partially) divided now, with a self-conscious rebel wing, and the semi-official “Tea Party” response came from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Paul won his Senate seat on a Tea Party anti-establishment wave in 2010, defeating establishment favorite Trey Grayson for the GOP nomination. (He wrote about it in his campaign memoir The Tea Party Goes to Washington.)

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