Rand Paul isn’t the only member of the Paul family celebrating a victory tonight. His father, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, was re-elected by a wide margin.
The elder Paul, a two-time Presidential candidate, has captured nearly 79% of the vote according to early results. Democrat Robert Pruett trailed well behind with 21%.
Paul has run for President of the United States twice, first in 1988 as the nominee of the Libertarian Party and again in 2008 as a candidate for the Republican nomination. He is also the founder of the advocacy group Campaign for Liberty and his ideas have been expressed in numerous published articles and books.
Paul has earned the nickname “Dr. No” from his fellow Congressmembers for his refusal to support anything he believes violates the U.S. Constitution.