We have another contender!
Sen. Rand Paul officially announced Tuesday morning that he will be running for president in the 2016 election. He broke the news on his campaign website, writing, "I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government." The Kentucky senator's site also says he's running to "restore liberty and prosperity for ourselves and for future generations." He is scheduled to declare his candidacy at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
Before entering the world of politics, Rand, 52, owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. He was elected to the senate in 2010, marking the first time in congressional history that someone served in the Senate while a parent (father Ron Paul) served in the House of Representatives. Paul was assigned to serve on the Energy and Natural Resources, Health Education, Labor and Pensions, Homeland Security and Government Affairs and Small Business Committees.