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Rand Paul is officially running for president. Paul, the U.S. senator from Kentucky threw his name in Tuesday to what is expected to be a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination.

Get smart fast about Paul. Here are his positions on seven key issues that will play out in the 2016 election:

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Brett LoGiurato is the senior national political correspondent at Fusion, where he covers all things 2016. He'll give you everything you need to know about politics, with a healthy side of puns.