Rand Paul, 2016 Republican front-runner

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1. Rand Paul: He’s not a clear front-runner. But, if you are looking for a candidate who can (a) raise the money, (b) has a clear and compelling message and (c) has an obvious edge in an early state (Iowa), then Paul is the only person in the top three who checks all three boxes. We repeat what we said above: Underestimate him at your own peril. (Previous ranking: 3)

2. Chris Christie
3. Marco Rubio
4. Paul Ryan
5. Jeb Bush
6. Ted Cruz
7. Scott Walker
8. Bobby Jindal
9. John Kasich
10. Mike Pence



Senator Rand Paul on Meet the Press (VIDEO)

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Senator Rand Paul discusses the United State’s potential intervention in Syria.


Rand Paul first in US Conservatives Politics Power Ratings

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1. Rand Paul (+2 from previous ranking)
2. Chris Christie (unchanged)
3. Jeb Bush (+2)
4. Paul Ryan (+2)
5. Ted Cruz (-1)
6. Marco Rubio (-5)
7. Scott Walker (+2)
8. Rick Perry (previously unranked)
9. Susana Martinez (+1)
10. Rick Santorum (-2 )


PPP Poll: Rand Paul leads in Louisiana

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Rand Paul 18%
Jeb Bush 17%
Paul Ryan 11%
Chris Christie 10%
Bobby Jindal 10%
Ted Cruz 8%
Marco Rubio 8%
Rick Santorum 5%
Susana Martinez 0%


NH Journal/NE College Poll: Rand Paul leads in NH

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Rand Paul  19%

Chris Christie  17.5%

Marco Rubio   13%

Paul Ryan  9.5%

Rick Santorum  5.5%

Bobby Jindal  2.5%

Rick Perry  2.1%

Scott Walker  1.8%


Rand Paul leads in Iowa for 2016

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Rand  18%

Christie  16%

Ryan  15%

Bush  14%

Rubio  11%

Cruz  10%

Santorum  6%

Jindal  2%

Martinez  1%


Multi-national corporations upset with Rand Paul, lobbyists cannot budge him

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Senator Rand Paul is coming under pressure from some multi-national businesses to drop his opposition to tax treaties between the United States and other nations.

Citing privacy concerns about Americans’ tax data, Paul, a Republican and libertarian, has single-handedly blocked Senate action on treaties with Hungary, Switzerland and Luxembourg that have been signed by authorities on both sides, but have been awaiting Senate review since 2011.

“Rand Paul is not a typical senator who may bend over to business lobbyists,” said Chris Edwards, director of tax policy at The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank.

No new tax treaties or treaty updates have been approved since 2010, when Paul was elected as the junior senator from Kentucky on a wave of support for Tea Party-aligned Republicans.