Media Advisory

Why Rand Paul Resonates with America: The Media In Their Own Words

LOUISVILLE, KY- During his time in office, Senator Rand Paul has vehemently fought to protect our Constitution, individual liberties, and the freedoms in which our country was founded upon. Rand Paul has taken his message of individual freedom across the United States in the hopes of making the Republican Party bigger, better, and bolder. Time and time again, Rand Paul has proved that he is a different kind of Republican.

RAND PAUL IS THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN AMERICAN POLITICS
“A visionary determined to reinvent the conservative Republican story line.”
(Time Magazine, 10/27/14, http://time.com/3512657/rand-paul-reinventions/)

STANDING OVATION: RAND PAUL BLOWS AWAY LIBERAL BLACK AUDIENCE WITH CONSERVATIVE MESSAGE AT BOWIE STATE
“Paul was a hit speaker on the campus of Bowie State University on Friday, Earning several rounds of applause and a standing ovation for the conservative message he delivered to a predominantly liberal audience at the historically black university…”
(Breitbart, 03/17/15, http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/14/standing-ovation-rand-paul-blows-away-liberal-black-audience-with-conservative-message-at-bowie-state/)

‘PRESIDENT PAUL’: RAND PAUL GETS STANDING OVATION AT CPAC
“Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul earned a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, with members of the conservative activist crowd chanting “President Paul” at one point.”
(Daily Caller, 02/27/15, http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/27/rand-paul-gets-standing-ovation-at-cpac/)

RAND PAUL WINS CPAC STRAW POLL FOR THIRD YEAR IN ROW
“For the third year in a row on Saturday, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky Saturday won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference.”
(New York Post, 03/01/15, http://nypost.com/2015/03/01/rand-paul-wins-cpac-straw-poll-for-third-year-in-row/)

RAND’S GRAND PLAN
“Coming off a midterm campaign blitz in 35 states…he’s already built what top GOP operatives consider by far the most extensive operation of any of the party’s presidential hopefuls.”
(POLITICO, 11/9/14, http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/rands-grand-plan-112729.html#ixzz3WOLmKyrZ)

REPUBLICAN RAND PAUL FIRES UP A BERKELEY CROWD
“Cheered by a youthful audience in one of the country’s most liberal enclaves, Sen. Rand Paul – one of the Republican Party’s leading contenders for the White House in 2016 – delivered a scathing rebuke to the U.S. intelligence community Wednesday, calling it “drunk with power.””
(SF Gate, 03/20/14, http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Republican-Rand-Paul-fires-up-a-Berkeley-crowd-5332740.php)

PAUL SUES OBAMA OVER NSA SPYING
“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration for violating the privacy rights of millions of Americans.”
(The Hill, 02/12/14, http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/198206-paul-sues-obama-to-halt-nsa-surveillance-of-phone-data)

RAND PAUL FILES SUIT AGAINST OBAMA, NSA WEDNESDAY
“During his political career as one of the most prominent libertarian politicians in office, Paul has made civil liberties one of his chief policy concerns.”
(Washington Post, 02/12/14, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/12/rand-paul-files-suit-against-obama-nsa-today/)

RAND PAUL TO LEAD CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA OVER NSA SPYING
“This lawsuit allows the American people to join together in a grassroots manner against President Obama’s NSA with a sitting U.S. Senator at the helm. ”
(Breitbart, 01/03/14, http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/01/03/rand-paul-to-sue-obama-over-nsa-spying/)

RAND PAUL OFFERS ‘FREEDOM ZONES’ TO SAVE BANKRUPT DETROIT
“Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul this week is traveling to Detroit, the nation’s economic disaster zone, to lay out a sweeping proposal to revive the Motor City while also extending his recent outreach to blacks by opening a GOP African-American engagement office.”
(Washington Examiner, 12/4/13, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2540123)

SEN. RAND PAUL MAKES GOOD ON DETROIT PROMISE, UNVEILS PLAN FOR HARD HIT CITIES
“U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, followed through on a promise made to a Detroit audience earlier this month and introduced legislation Wednesday that would reduce federal taxes and regulations in zip codes with unemployment greater than 1 ½ times the national average.”
(Detroit Free Press, 12/18/13, http://archive.freep.com/article/20131218/NEWS06/312180141/taxes-economic-freedom-zone-detroit-rand-paul-unemployment)

RAND PAUL FOCUSES ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN TALK TO BLACK STUDENTS
“Mr. Paul, of Kentucky, has made an effort to reach out to African-American constituencies in the past few years, drawing crowds that have traditionally voted for Democratic candidates but are curious about his libertarian brand of conservatism.”
(New York Times, 03/14/15, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/14/us/politics/rand-paul-focuses-on-criminal-justice-in-talk-to-black-students.html?_r=2)

RAND PAUL, CORY BOOKER UNITE TO REFORM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
“Many senators are praising the bill for its focus on the rehabilitation of young criminals in an effort to keep them from becoming repeat offenders. Paul is also working on reforming drug sentencing laws and wants the government to lend a hand to past criminals looking for employment.”
(Daily Caller, 07/08/14, http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/08/rand-paul-cory-booker-unite-to-reform-criminal-justice-system/)

RAND PAUL’S FILIBUSTER RANKS AMONG SENATE’S LONGEST
“After nearly 13 hours of talking, Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster is one for the history books. The Kentucky Republican comes in at No. 9 on a draft list of longest Senate speeches kept by the historian’s office, clocking in at 12 hours and 52 minutes.”
(USA Today, 03/07/13, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/07/rand-paul-filibuster-longest-senate-thurmond/1970291/)

RAND PAUL LEADS FILIBUSTER OF BRENNAN NOMINATION
“Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, began an old-school, speak-until-you-can-speak-no-more filibuster on Wednesday just before noon, and was still going strong hours later.”
(New York Times, 03/06/13, http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/rand-paul-filibusters-brennan-nomination/)

RAND PAUL HEADING TO GUATEMALA TO DO EYE SURGERIES
“An ophthalmologist with a medical degree from Duke University, Paul is joining a medical mission to do eye surgeries in Guatemala as Congress continues its August break.”
(McClatchy Washington Bureau, 08/13/14, http://www.kentucky.com/2014/08/13/3378532_rand-paul-heading-to-guatemala.html?rh=1)

RAND PAUL, TEAM OF SURGEONS, GIVE SIGHT TO BLIND ON GUATEMALAN MISSION
“Before he left for Guatemala, Paul conducted several charity ophthalmologic surgeries on Kentuckians in Bowling Green. Paul’s been doing pro bono surgery work for decades.”
(Breitbart, 08/21/14, http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/08/21/rand-paul-team-of-surgeons-give-sight-to-blind-on-guatemalan-mission/)

DOCTOR RAND
“In 1995, Paul founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, which provided free eye care for low-income people, “because I wanted to be able to give back to the community.” He did free operations for locals and also for children who had come all the way from Guatemala.”
(National Review, 08/26/13, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/356713/doctor-rand-katrina-trinko)