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Republican from Kentucky

Rand Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky elected in 2010. He ran for president in 2016 before dropping out to seek re-election to the Senate. Paul is a medical doctor and an ophthalmologist. His father is Ron Paul, a 2008 presidential candidate and a former member of Congress from Texas. 

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PolitiFact's guide to Republican-on-Republican attacks

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Live fact-checking the Iowa Republican presidential debate

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What is the citizenship status of terrorist suspects in the United States?

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