April 7th, 2014
04:16 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Are Ron Paul supporters ready for Rand Paul to carry the torch?

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – A long line snaked around the perimeter of a large hotel conference room as people waited eagerly to meet a former Texas congressman who they view as an icon in the modern libertarian movement.

Ron Paul had finished delivering a nearly hour-long speech to a gathering of Florida libertarians on Friday night, and he was now signing copies of books, t-shirts, posters and even a few paintings.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
Rand Paul considering expanded whistleblower laws for contractors
April 6th, 2014
01:10 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Rand Paul considering expanded whistleblower laws for contractors

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – Speaking to a libertarian-leaning audience Sunday about ex-contractor Edward Snowden, Sen. Rand Paul said he’s thinking about ways to "expand the whistleblower statute to government contractors."

“We’ve got so many millions of government contractors that when they see something wrong, they should be able to report it without repercussions,” he said in a live video appearance to a Florida conference hosted by the Campaign for Liberty.

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Florida • NSA • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
Ron Paul proud of son Rand Paul’s vote against Ukraine aid
April 4th, 2014
11:42 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Ron Paul proud of son Rand Paul’s vote against Ukraine aid

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – Former Rep. Ron Paul said Friday he was happy that his son, Sen. Rand Paul, opposed recent legislation that would send financial assistance to Ukraine.

“Congress just last week, they rushed to pass this guaranteed loan of a billion dollars, which is really just opening up the door for endless loans,” the Texas Republican said. “There were two senators who voted against it, and I’m very pleased my son voted against it–not that I had any doubts, I tell ya.”
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
March 27th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Rand Paul takes another step towards White House run

Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has long been very open about his ambitions for higher office, telling CNN as early as November 2012, just weeks after the last presidential election, of his interest in running for the White House.

And the Republican senator from Kentucky is on top of the pack in CNN's most recent poll in the hypothetical race for the 2016 GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
December 9th, 2013
10:53 PM ET
4 months ago

Ron Paul: Rand 'probably will' run in 2016

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul indicated Monday that his son, Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky, will likely run for president in 2016.

"I think he probably will. I mean, he's been on TV hinting that he very well might," Paul, a former congressman from Texas, said of his son's presidential aspirations to CNN's Jake Tapper appearing on "Erin Burnett OutFront."
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Campaigning for Libertarians, Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli in VA
November 5th, 2013
01:08 AM ET
5 months ago

Campaigning for Libertarians, Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli in VA

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Hours before the polls open in Virginia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli enlisted Libertarian hero and former Texas Congressman Ron Paul to speak at a campaign rally in Richmond in a final effort to unite the base.

Supporters who turned out for the late evening event at the Richmond Convention Center embraced a message that focused on Libertarian themes.

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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Libertarian Party • Ron Paul • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Ron Paul endorses Cuccinelli in Virginia race
October 11th, 2013
06:55 PM ET
6 months ago

Ron Paul endorses Cuccinelli in Virginia race

Updated: 10:28 a.m. ET, 10/12/2013

Washington (CNN) - With a libertarian third-party candidate threatening to spoil his chances of winning the Virginia governorship, Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli received a welcome endorsement Friday from the desk of Ron Paul.

Paul, the former Texas congressman and the guiding light of libertarians everywhere, endorsed Cuccinelli in a letter to the Virginia attorney general.
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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Ron Paul
August 15th, 2013
06:40 PM ET
8 months ago

Another Paul takes on Chris Christie

(CNN) - If Chris Christie becomes the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, former GOP Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said flatly he would not be able to vote for the New Jersey governor.

“He offers nothing,” Paul said Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Ron Paul • The Situation Room
August 12th, 2013
09:38 AM ET
8 months ago

Ron Paul says TV venture contributes to the 'cause of liberty'

(CNN) – Ron Paul's post-Congress, post-presidential campaign venture will provide conservatives another avenue for reaching voters, the former Texas lawmaker says in a behind-the-scenes look at his new TV setup.

Ron Paul TV launches Monday, and subscribers who pay $9.95 a month will gain access to broadcasts and interviews from the three-time presidential candidate.
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Ron Paul gives thanks for leaker
June 10th, 2013
04:20 PM ET
10 months ago

Ron Paul gives thanks for leaker

(CNN) – Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul praised former intelligence worker Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald for exposing details of U.S. surveillance programs, saying Americans should be "thankful" for their efforts in speaking out, "despite the risk."

"They have done a great service to the American people by exposing the truth about what our government is doing in secret," Paul said Monday in a statement.
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