Rand Paul

Rand Paul is Courting His Father's Supporters and Establishment Republicans

Looking to build broader base of support


When Rand Paul ran for Senate as a Tea Partier in 2010, he made a point of telling Kentucky Republicans he wasn't a libertarian like his dad. Once elected, Paul proved it. He voted to impose economic sanctions on Iran—a red flag for libertarians, who don't believe the U.S. should intervene in foreign affairs—and opposed a pot legalization bill that then-congressman Ron Paul sponsored in the House.