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Rand PaulREPRepublican United States Senator
59
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
KYResidence (state)

Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American physician and politician serving as the junior U.S. senator from Kentucky since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he is a son of former three-time presidential candidate and 12-term U.S. representative from Texas, Ron Paul. Paul describes himself as a constitutional conservative and supporter of the Tea Party movement. Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul was a practicing medical doctor (ophthalmology) in Bowling Green, Kentucky from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2010. He was re-elected to a second term in 2016, and is seeking a third term in 2022.Paul was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He ended his campaign in February 2016 after finishing in fifth place during the Iowa caucuses. While he initially opposed candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican primaries, he supported Trump following his nomination and became one of his top supporters in the U.S. Senate during and after his presidency.

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Campaign Funding

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$11,352,366
Total Raised
$11,109,147
Total Spent
$339,435
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Duke University
Duke University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
1988
Brazoswood High School
Baylor University
1981 - 1984
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Senator
United States Senate
2010 - Current
Author
The Case Against Socialism
2019
Author
Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America
2015
Author
Our Presidents & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders
2015
Author
Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds
2012
Author
The Tea Party Goes to Washington
2011
Ophthalmologist
Private Practice
1993 - 2010
Resident
Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center
1991 - 1993
Intern
General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
1988 - 1991
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Member
Lions Club International
Current
Ophthamologist
Children of the Americas Program
2010 - Current
Founder
National Board of Ophthalmology
1999
Founder
Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic
1995 - Current
Founder
Kentucky Taxpayers United
1993 - Current
Member
Young Conservatives of Texas
1981 - 1983
Former President
Lions Club International
Member
Senate Tea Party Caucus
2011 - Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, United States Senate