It’s official. Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is running for president. The libertarian-leaning senator will be announcing his run any minute now in Lexington, KY. Earlier today, Paul explained on his website that he is running for president to restore liberty and limited government to America.
Senator Paul, who rode in on the Tea Party election wave of 2010, is expected to have stiff competition from fellow insurgent senators Ted Cruz of Texas, who announced last month, and Marco Rubio of Florida, who is expected to announce next week.
More analysis to come later after the address. Be sure to check out my twitter handle, @davidlowenthal1, for live tweeting on the address.