Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an ophthalmologist and Tea Party favorite running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Democrat Jack Conway. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life.
How old is Rand Paul?
Paul is 47 years old.
When was Rand Paul born?
Paul was born on Jan. 7, 1963.
Where was Rand Paul born?
Paul was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas. (It has been incorrectly reported elsewhere that Paul was born in Lake Jackson.)
Who are Rand Paul's parents, and what do they do?
Rand Paul's parents are Carol Wells Paul and Ron Paul, the latter a physician and 10-term congressman from the 14th District in Texas.
Does Rand Paul have any siblings?
Rand Paul is the middle child of five; his siblings are Ronald "Ronnie" Paul Jr., Lori Paul Pyeatt, Robert Paul and Joy Paul-LeBlanc.
When did Rand Paul move from Texas to Kentucky?
Paul attended college in Texas, then moved to North Carolina for medical school. When he finished his surgery internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta and his residency in ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center in 1993, he moved with his wife, Kelley, to Bowling Green, Ky.
What did Rand Paul do before deciding to run for the Senate?
Paul worked as an ophthalmologist before deciding to run for the Senate and still owns an ophthalmology practice that employs three full-time staffers.
ALSO SEE: Is Rand Paul married?
Read Rand Paul's full bio at his official website.
Tell us what you think about this post by sending feedback here
Follow AOL News on Facebook and Twitter.