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Photos: Rand Paul Begins 2016 Presidential Campaign

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul formally joined the race for the Republican White House nomination on Tuesday in Louisville. Here are scenes from his big day.

  1. Helping hands
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    Helping hands

    Volunteer Abigail Corder prepares signs in a temporary staff office at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  2. Signed, sealed, delivered
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    Signed, sealed, delivered

    Campaign signs sit on a table in a temporary staff office at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  3. Check, check
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    Check, check

    A podium is prepared ahead of the event at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  4. Go time
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    Go time

    Volunteers walk toward the ballroom at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  5. Flair
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    Flair

    Campaign buttons sit on display at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  6. Swag
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    Swag

    A campaign volunteer wears a Rand Paul sticker at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  7. 'Rand Paul for President'
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    'Rand Paul for President'

    A volunteer holds a Rand Paul for President card in a temporary staff office at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  8. Like father, like son
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    Like father, like son

    Former Representative Ron Paul and his wife Carol Paul wait for the start of their son's rally at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  9. #1 fan
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    #1 fan

    Senator Rand Paul embraces his wife Kelley at the start of a rally to formally announce his presidential campaign at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  10. It's official
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    It's official

    Senator Rand Paul announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  11. On the stump
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    On the stump

    Senator Rand Paul announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.
  12. 'I have a vision'
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    'I have a vision'

    Senator Rand Paul announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., on April 7, 2015.