On April 7, Sen. Rand Paul became the second major candidate to throw his hat into the now-crowded race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. 865,000 people generated 1.9 million interactions about Paul on Facebook within the first day of his big announcement, a far cry from Democrat-to-beat Hillary Clinton.
Here are the most-Googled questions about the 2016 presidential candidate, answered:
1) How tall is Rand Paul?
Rand Paul stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall. If he wins the primary, he would be the shortest presidential nominee for a major party since Michael Dukakis, according to Bloomberg Politics.
2) How old is Rand Paul?
Rand Paul was born on Jan. 7, 1963, which makes him 52 years old.
3) What does Rand Paul stand for?
Rand Paul is a member of the Republican Party. “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul wrote when he broke the news of his announcement on his campaign website.
4) Who is Rand Paul’s father?
Rand Paul’s father is former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a libertarian icon who ran for president of the United States three times.
5) What kind of doctor is Rand Paul?
Rand Paul is an ophthalmologist, or eye doctor, and like his father, he also attended Duke University Medical School.