Taking Aim at 'Washington Machine,' Rand Paul Begins 2016 Presidential Campaign

April 7, 2015 1:00 PM

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LOUISVILLE—Kentucky Senator Rand Paul formally began his presidential campaign on Tuesday, writing on his website that he is “running for President of the United States of America because I want to defeat the Washington machine.”

He is expected to appear at a kickoff rally later Tuesday at Louisville's Galt House, a historic hotel overlooking the Ohio River, making him the second Republican and second freshman senator to formally join the 2016 presidential race.

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