And now there are two.
“I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul announced on his website.
Paul is the second Republican to announce a 2016 campaign, following Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who announced his candidacy late last month. The Republican race for the White House will likely become far more crowded in the coming weeks and months, however, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) and, of course, Donald Trump all expected to make bids for the Oval Office.
Paul is scheduled to officially launch his campaign around 11:30am ET today, in a speech that will stream on his campaign website, randpaul2016.com. In the meantime, he is taking questions from the public via his Facebook page.