Politics

Rand Paul to Pen Tea Party Book

Rand Paul walks through the U.S. Capitol on November 15 (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Rand Paul walks through the U.S. Capitol on November 15 (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

While Tea Party members intend to keep a close eye on newly elected representatives on Capitol Hill, one incoming freshman senator plans to put his agenda on paper for all to see.

Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will write a new book about the Tea Party movement. "The Tea Party Goes to Washington" will be published by Center Street, a division of the Hachette Book Group.

Paul, the son of Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), defeated Democrat Jack Conway to become Kentucky's junior senator earlier this month. He ran on a platform of limiting government, slashing its spending, and balancing budgets, all key Tea Party positions. The book will outline his plans to turn those principles into Federal Government policy.

In a press release the publishing group calls Paul an "ambassador of the Tea Party movement." The release goes on to tout his legislative plans. "We are excited to publish this blueprint for fresh ideas and approaches to fix what ails our nation" said Center Street Senior Vice President and Publisher Rolf Zettersten.

The book's planned February release coincides with Paul's first days in the 112th session of Congress.