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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: Jan. 7, 1963; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Residence: Bowling Green
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Kelley Paul; three children
Education: Baylor U., attended 1981-84; Duke U., M.D. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Relations (African Affairs; International Development; International Operations & Organizations - Ranking Member; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs; Emergency Management & District of Columbia - Ranking Member; Permanent Investigations); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2010generalRand Paul (R) 755,41155.7
Jack Conway (D) 599,84344.2
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: KY-B)
Leans Republican

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Kentucky is 22nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@senrandpaul)


Sen. Rand Paul has the 5th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.