Rand Paul officially announces presidential bid

By RT

It’s official: Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) says he’ll be running for president of the United States in 2016.

Paul, 52, announced Tuesday morning that he’ll indeed be pursuing the Republican Party’s nomination for president ahead of next year’s election.

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“I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul announced on his website.

Tuesday’s announcement makes Paul the second big name Republican to formalize their bid for the White House in recent weeks. Last month, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he’d also be pursuing the GOP’s nod ahead of the 2016 race.

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