Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign for Senate

Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign for Senate
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made it official on Tuesday, announcing that he will indeed be running in 2016 — for re-election to his Senate seat.

Technically, Paul said last May he would definitely run again for Senate. But he made a more formal announcement Tuesday, saying in a statement that he "hope[s] to continue together in the task of repairing and revitalizing our great nation."

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