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Rand Paul Changes His Twitter Handle And Title Ahead Of Presidential Announcement

The doctor is in.

Posted on April 6, 2015, at 4:53 p.m. ET

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is now going by "doctor" on Twitter and has a new handle entirely.

Paul is expected to launch his presidential campaign tomorrow in his home state of Kentucky in a speech.

Removing the title of "senator" from his Twitter handle could be one step in a presidential campaign that is expected to use antiestablishment and anti-Washington themes.

Until yesterday this was Rand Paul's Twitter account. The account was "Senator Rand Paul" and the handle was "@SenRandPaul."

Now that page is gone:

Paul is now just @RandPaul and going by "Dr. Rand Paul." Randpac.com has also been replaced with RandPaul.com.

The Twitter account was previously squatted on by someone named "Harris Paul."

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.