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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Kentucky
  • Residence: Bowling Green
  • Born: January 7, 1963; Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Kelley Paul; three children
  • Education: Baylor U., attended 1981-84; Duke U., M.D. 1988
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st term); Defeated Jack Conway, D, to succeed Jim Bunning, R, who retired
  • 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
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State Information: Kentucky

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Rand Paul (R) 755,411 55.7%
Jack Conway (D) 599,843 44.2%
2004 general Jim Bunning (R) 873,507 50.7%
Daniel Mongiardo (D) 850,855 49.3%
1998 general Jim Bunning (R) 569,817 49.7%
Scotty Baesler (D) 563,051 49.2%
Charles R. Arbegust (REF) 12,546 1.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 41.17% John McCain: 57.4%
2012 : 37.8% : 60.49%
2004 John Kerry: 40% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 57%
1996 Bill Clinton: 46% Robert Dole: 45%
1992 Bill Clinton: 45% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 44% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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