Rand Paul is an American senator and the son of Congressman Ron Paul.
Rand Paul became senator in 2010 after campaigning for his fathers run for president in 2008 and gaining popularity trought this.
Paul defeated democrat Jack Conway in the general election in 2010 with 55,7% of the votes (http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Paul)
Immediatly after his win in the senate he criticized the Civil rights act from the 1960’s. He claimed that the law was conflicting with private ownership and that people owning land or buildings should be free to choose who are welcome or not. This created a lot of controversy and he was faced with massive national criticizm for his comments.
Paul is also known for his support of the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party movement got its name from the Boston Tea Party, an important event in American History. The Tea Party movement is known for its conservative positions and ideas. It demands a reduction in the US national dept through lower public spending. In addition they want lower taxes.
Rand Paul is the first ever senator so closely connected to the tea-party movement.
On April 7, 2015, senator Paul announced on his website that he would be running for president in 2016. “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” he said.
Rands most important cases are to take control over the economy and limit politicians terms.
He says, “We are currently spending roughly $7 million per minute and this reckless habit has gone on for way too long. We currently face a deficit of over $18 trillion. This is unsustainable. The fiscal crisis that faces our nation must be taken seriously and immediately addressed.”(https://www.randpaul.com/issue/spending-and-debt)
About the terms he says “It is time to put an end to the profession of “career politician,” and impose limits on how many times a member is allowed to seek re-election. As a Senator, I introduced legislation that would limit the amount of time a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate may serve.” (https://www.randpaul.com/issue/term-limits>)