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Rand Paul offers Festivus grievances about GOP rivals

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate for president, responds to a question during a meeting of the Economic Club of Las Vegas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate for president, responds to a question during a meeting of the Economic Club of Las Vegas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) AP

Happy Festivus, sort of, from Rand Paul.

Channeling the “Seinfeld” creation, the senator from Kentucky took to Twitter Wednesday for his annual airing of “my grievances.”

And there were plenty. Many involved what Paul called wasteful federal spending. But there was also a barrage of tweets about his opponents in the Republican presidential race.

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump got hit first. Trump this week said Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton had been “schlonged” in her 2008 presidential bid. Schlong is a term for a male body part.

Trump denied he meant anything vulgar.

Paul continued:

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was next on Paul’s hit parade.

Cruz was born in Canada but is a U.S. citizen.

Next up was retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

New Jersey Chris Christie came in for the Paul treatment (Christie is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan).

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was not spared.

Democrats came in for a ribbing too.

Hillary Clinton?

The last to be noted was Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor.

David Lightman: 202-383-6101, @lightmandavid

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