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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

Political Highlights: no previous office, ; sought Republican nomination for president, 2016; 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 (Africa and Global Health Policy; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism; State Department and USAID Management); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families - Chairman; Employment & Workplace Safety); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management - Chairman; Permanent Investigations); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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


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

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.