DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a Republican, told the world Tuesday morning he is running for president. Seventy-two hours later, he will tell Iowans in person.
Friday morning, Paul is scheduled to host his first Iowa event as an official presidential candidate. He will hold a gathering at 10 a.m. at the University of Iowa's Student Union.
Paul first announced he was running for president on Twitter.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 7, 2015
Hours later, he announced his candidacy to supporters in Louisville, Kentucky. "Today I announce with God's help, and the help of liberty lovers everywhere, that I am putting myself forward as a candidate for president of the United States," Paul announced.