Rand Paul to become second Republican to enter US presidential race

Rand Paul, a conservative libertarian and precursor of the Tea Party branch of his party, is likely to become the second major Republican to join the 2016 presidential race when he announces his candidacy on TuesdayRand Paul, a conservative libertarian and precursor of the Tea Party branch of his party, will become the second major Republican to join the 2016 presidential race when he announces his candidacy on Tuesday. Rand has summoned supporters and reporters to a speech at 1600 GMT in Louisville, Kentucky, where he has served as senator since January 2011. Paul will follow Texan Ted Cruz, who launched his candidacy two weeks ago with an appeal to the religious right, among others. Jeb Bush, brother of former president George W. Bush, leads in opinion polls for the primary elections, although he has yet to announce his candidacy officially.

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