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rand-paulWashington’s long-tenured bloodlines are apparent in the ongoing presidential race, as Bushes, Clintons and other familiar faces are once again heading into primary season.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s name carries precedence on the footsteps of his father, Ron – an outspoken, 24-year Congress veteran who ran for the presidency three separate times (including receiving the Libertarian nomination in 1988). Both graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine before jumping into politics and both hold similar viewpoints that criticize term limits and the government’s fiscal policy. The Paul family can arguably be described as the key family of the Tea Party movement.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s stance on key energy issues include:

  • “Cutting the red tape,” as described on his web site. That includes developing a “sound, innovative and safe energy policy” – differing from what he calls a “hostile approach” from the current administration.
  • Approving the maligned Keystone XL pipeline. Sen. Paul has repeatedly voted in favor of the pipeline.
  • Advocates a balance of clean environment and economic growth by utilizing domestic natural gas, according to an interview in April 2015.
  • Repealing the Clean Power Plan, which is arguably aimed at phasing out the coal industry. In a November 2014 interview, he said, “We need more energy, and maybe cleaner energy will supplant less clean energy over time–and it already is–but I don’t think that shutting down dramatically one form of energy is a good idea for an economy.”
  • Less government involvement, which includes increasing exploration and production. He is on record saying “I favor tax incentives for alternative energy, but I oppose subsidies, which has the effect of allowing the government to choose winners and losers.”

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