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CNN: Rand Paul announces 2016 (Senate) campaign

(CNN) - He's running.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Friday he will be on ballots in November 2016, but he told voters in his home state that they might be the only ones with a chance to vote for him.

The freshman Republican senator was returning to Kentucky from visits to a trio of states that hold sway in the presidential nominating process, visits which further stoked the speculation about his presidential interests. He indicated his intention to be on the ballot for re-election that year, but downplayed any White House ambitions.

"For now, (what) we know for sure is we're going to run for the U.S. Senate," he said, according to a report from The Independent. "The other decision can come later."

Paul posted online a link to a separate report on his appearance at the Woodford County Republican Dinner, one which did not include the quote. Both articles noted state law allows him to run simultaneously for the White House and re-election to his Senate seat.


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Sounds like good news to me

If Ron runs in 2016 then there'll for sure be someone who I can trust with my vote when the time comes.

Ron Paul 2016

Rand is a fake.

I see too many people pouring their outcry for freedom and liberty onto him and he is responding, but remember this: He chose to endorse someone else other then his father while his father was still in the race. To me that was a very serious violation of trust, not only of his fathers followers but also a more personal violation of his own families trust. If he is willing to sacrifice his own father, then he is willing to sacrifice anything to gain his own political power. Remain skeptical my friends, just because he is a Paul does not mean they are to be treated as equals.

Rand is not a fake

Those who decry Rand's endorsement of Romney have NO idea what politics is beyond the ballot.

All you do is expose your utter IGNORANCE and elementary understanding of politics, and yeah, your LOVE for Ron Paul.

Grow up.

except that family values

except that family values should override everything... even political aspirations, never forget that, as Rand did, and you can count on it being used against him in the 2016 race. The number of people who care about their family more out numbers those who care or follow politics by a long shot, and it will be used to turn those people off Rand pretty quickly.


the demographics have changed as to turn voting into a useless gesture.
you've heard it here first: the republican candidate will lose by more than 8%.

2012 was the last chance.
get your guns, get fit, have some american(!) babies, and prepare.

it is coming. victory vs death&gulags

Rand is just a good goyim.

His glorious father had his allegiance elsewhere, represented by "and to OUR posterity".



goyim is the plural

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Infamous question

Rand, you know they are going to ask you the infamous question "Have you ever smoked marijuana, or did any other illegal drugs in your life". They like that question for some reason, its an attempt to "galvanize" a portion of the population against you.
I have a great answer for that question if you have, just say
"I don't remember if I ever have"
Now, how can they prove what you can or cannot recall?
You won't be lying like Bill did with his "I didn't inhale" answer.
Of course they will ask you about those "outdated" newsletters, just to make an "association" with something touchy.

Didn't hurt Clinton, Bush or

Didn't hurt Clinton, Bush or Obama, why would it hurt Rand?


When are we going to talk about the other 400 or 500 people who run for president too?

Um....... Why?


Maybe to see the whole menu before ordering? Don't you think simply trusting our foreign-controlled, billion dollar media Monopolies to decide who the tiny pool of candidates are that we get to choose from might be a teeny weeny part of the problem?

I want to know who Joe Schmo candidate number 312 is because I'm intrigued and curious...but maybe mostly because I know the msm DOES NOT want me to know him. Because He's likely to be that neighbor who cares more about his family and community then the banks and probably can't even spell Israel or point to it on a map. I want to see a society that completely ignores the candidates on tv, not in spite of the fact that they're on tv, but in large part, BECAUSE they are on tv. With the Internet, this is the future. But admittedly, old habits die hard.

big shocker there....

big shocker there....


the best Rand Paul video highlights that I can post on my facebook page. I just looked through youtube quickly...and I need a good link to hit hard with all of my friends....any suggestions. We need a great person here to edit a compilation of great Rand moments to hit people hard NOW!!

Ron Paul 2016

i'd bet that if Ron decided to run for gov of texas it would cause a lot more excitement and support than a rand prez run.

it's called the real deal and it can't be faked.

Let's hear it for...

dumping your dad and voting for the challenger - Mitt Romney! *yeeeaahh*

This used to be a more intellectual place to post...

I miss the good old 2007 - 2010 days on the DailyPaul, when any "extreme" view was met with a stimulating intellectual debate. It seems like now most people who comment are only doing so to keep other people who comment in check.

This was a place where people who live radically different lives come to find a middle ground. We were so happy to discover that other people held SOME or MANY of our beliefs, it was magic! People came together, and most of the time you could come away seeing another point of view. That was what was so energizing about the 2008 race, it felt GOOD to stand by others who were DIFFERENT from you, and yet we were all connected by something good and empowering. Liberty, Tolerance, Love....

Now we are a collective, and people are looking for leaders and trying to homogenize our "voice" and points of view. It reaffirms some of my fears about humanity: we are only good together when things are informal and temporary. The second we build an institution or permanent community with any authority, the very worst comes out.

If someone is upset, lets try to understand why, talk them down perhaps, understand where they are coming from. After all, this revolution is supposed to be about LOVE right? There is no love without UNDERSTANDING, and no understanding without free and open speech.

Just one man's opinion.

so do this then.

Stop visiting DP for a month. Come back after the month and it will be different. Your just experiencing your own complacency.

not every post is an intellectual debate but you just aren't looking for it anymore. Your expecting to hear the same thing and not looking. Hence, why I say you are experiencing your own complacency.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

Rand is downplaying his White

Rand is downplaying his White House ambitions, for a very good reason.

It's way too early for any candidate to announce that they're running, it's not even 2014 yet.

I think Rand Paul is the front runner to win the GOP nomination in 2016. Even my parents like Rand Paul! They actually agree with me!

Timing is everything, and right now is not the time to say he's running for president. Rand has been spending a lot of time in Iowa lately. Give it a year, a congressional investigation, and another scandal or two, or three.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Every since his trip to

Every since his trip to Israel where he stuck his head firmly up that nation's collective backside, it has pretty much been a certainty that he will be running in 2016. I wonder if his good buddy, Mitt Romney, will return the favor and endorse Rand? It looks to me as though the republican elites are already pushing Rubio as the anointed one. Rush Limbaugh is really talking up Rubio. The only thing that he (Limbaugh) has not said about Rubio (yet) is that every time he sees him or hears him speak, he gets this tingle that runs up and down his leg. The only one that I really like out of the current crop of up and comers is Ted Cruze. But then again, I saw something the other day about Cruze being one of Dubya's hand picked boys. Any connection at all to the Bush Clan is a HUGE negative as far as I am concerned and it makes me think or wonder if Cruze is someone that can be trusted. He sounds great, but they all sound great.

I wonder how long it will take my post to reach negative fifty for not being a great lover and supporter of Rand Paul? Flame away, I can take it. I'm a lot tougher than I look :-) But I would appreciate some actual feedback, even if it is negative.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

A Senate Run

Won't solve our problems. Then who the heck is going to be President in 2016? Rubio? We are toast! AMERICA is finished. They are going crush the America dream and nobody is going to try and stop it.

I wish i could support Rand,

I wish i could support Rand, but I refuse to reward cravenness toward AIPAC.

Don't you

know it's bad manners to post the truth about Rand?


The title should be, Rand Paul announces 2016 Senate campaign...

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This is a valid point!

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.


Trying to find something on FL law regarding Rubio running for both seats - came across this disturbing article. Rubio's PAC has been running ads in NH for Ayotte. They also reference some tiny poll showing him tied in the state with Rand.

If anyone has a link to info on whether or not Rubio can run for both offices, please post.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Marco Rubio is NOT natural born !!!

Marco Rubio is NOT natural born !!!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (short version)

Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) Rubio was born in Miami, Florida,[5] the second son and third child of Mario Rubio and Oria Garcia. His parents were Cubans who had immigrated to the United States in 1956 and were naturalized as U.S. citizens in 1975.

Regardless of popular belief , Marco Rubio IS NOT a "natural Born" citizen.

even if he was born here, both parents were NOT citizens at the time of his birth. They didn't become citizens until 1975 four years after his birth.

If they were citizens then it wouldn't matter where he was born. Then he would be a "natural Born" citizen. Then all that would count would be 'how long he was in country, before he decided to run'. Just like any other "Natural Born" citizen.

Since he is not a natural born citizen, but is considered wrongly by many to be, for simply being born here. He does not Qualify for the position of president or vice president of the United States of America. PERIOD.

"HIS"story is going on all the time. Whether or not one sees it, is the defining point of one's character.~MEB

Focus more on the fact that Rubio is ineligible for the seat of

the Presidency.

The founders wanted not just any old American citizen to be president but someone who was raised by American citizens who could indoctrinate their children to value the constitution.

Thus, the requirement of a natural-born citizen. Not a citizen who was raised by immigrants.

Down vote for factual error.

Rubio is a native Floridian. Last I checked...

What's more, raised by escapees from the Soviet Cuban nightmare, he was deeply inculcated with the notions of American Free Enterprise (herald trumpets) and Democracy (angelic choir).

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My facts are correct.

I never denied that he's a native FL citizen.

He's not a natural born citizen.

Caesarian section?

Unless his parents held diplomatic passports (rare for most immigrants), then I believe that they (and li'l Marquito) were "subject to the jurisdiction" of the State of Florida.

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