Rand Paul To KY GOP: Pretty Please, Let Me Run For President And Senate!
Credit: DonkeyHotey
February 12, 2015

Well, Baby Paul has finally gotten around to it. He's asking his Republican cronies in Kentucky to fix things so he can run for the Senate and the Presidency simultaneously. There's some confidence!


In a letter sent earlier this month to members of the Kentucky GOP Central Committee, Mr. Paul said the change would “help me get an equal chance at the nomination” by allowing him to circumvent a state law barring candidates from appearing twice on the same ballot.

The central committee is scheduled to discuss the issue at a March 7 meeting in Bowling Green, Ky., and Mr. Paul is backing a proposal to move the presidential preference vote from the state’s May primary to a March 2016 caucus. That would allow him to run for both offices because his name would appear only once, for the Senate, on the May primary ballot; his name would be considered separately for president at the caucus.

In his letter, first reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Mr. Paul argued that national political candidates in other states have been given the latitude to run simultaneously for two offices — as Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) did in 2012 when he ran for re-election to his House seat at the same time he was running for vice president as Mitt Romney’s running mate.

It shouldn't take long for them to clear the way for him. Nothing would please me more than seeing him lose the nomination and that Senate seat, to be honest. Best of luck to him.

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