Senator Rand Paul Moves Opinion Column to Breitbart News
by Alexander Marlow 6 Nov 2013, 7:12 PM
Breitbart News Network is pleased to announce that it will be the new home of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's editorial column.
Paul, a Tea Party favorite and son of former libertarian Congressman Ron Paul, is widely perceived as one of the frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Breitbart News reported last month that it has gone through a period of exponential growth. The conservative media outlet has surpassed websites such as Politico, the Daily Beast, and The Washington Times, according to web traffic analytics firm Alexa.
Doug Stafford, a political aide to the Senator, told Breitbart that "Paul is pleased to partner with Bretibart News and looks forward to the new, wider audience for his columns."
An avowed reformer, Paul has urged the conservative movement to broaden its reach and target communities and demographics often ignored by the GOP establishment. He said in a speech in June of this year:
If we want to win nationally again, we will have to reach out to a diverse nation and welcome African-Americans, Asians, Latinos into our party. Latinos will come to the GOP when we treat them with dignity, when we embrace immigrants as hard workers who are an asset to our country.
“We are pleased to add Senator Paul to our lineup of fearless, original thought leaders," said Breitbart News CEO Larry Solov. "Most of all, we think the fighting spirit he has become known for is a perfect fit for Breitbart News Network and reflects that of our founder, Andrew Breitbart.”
Paul garnered national attention in March when he spoke for 13 consecutive hours on the Senate floor filibustering John Brennan’s nomination for Director of the CIA. He summed up the reasoning behind the filibuster in the Washington Post: "I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious." It's that attitude that has made him a rising star within the conservative grassroots.
Libertarian values have made a resurgence in the American electorate, particularly among younger voters, which could help Paul separate himself from other GOP presidential hopefuls. Just yesterday, Paul referred to New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 rival Chris Christie as a "moderate."
"Senator Rand Paul speaks to a new generation of conservatives—ones who have become the foundation of the modern Tea Party and Liberty Movement," Stephen K. Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network said. "We are honored to have his voice as part of our community."
Look for exclusive commentary from the Senator here at Breitbart.com.