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Rand Paul seeks Kentucky law to run for president, Senate at same time
Washington Times ^ | 03/04/2014 | By Ralph Z. Hallow

Posted on 03/04/2014 8:18:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Opening a door to hedge his political bets, Sen. Rand Paul has asked the leader of the Kentucky Senate for legislation to ensure that Mr. Paul can run both for the White House and for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016, The Washington Times has learned.

“Yes, I am working on clarifying an ambiguous state law that Rand Paul believes is unconstitutional if it is interpreted to bar running for re-election to the Senate and for president at the same time,” Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer told The Times on Monday.

“The purpose of the bill will be to make clear that Rand Paul or anyone in a similar situation in Kentucky can run for both offices in the same year,” Mr. Thayer explained. If things go Mr. Paul’s way, he could win the GOP presidential nomination, then run in the fall 2016 general election for the presidency and to retain his U.S. Senate seat. If he wins the presidency and the Senate re-election bid, he would relinquish his Senate seat.

If he loses the presidential election but wins the Senate re-election race, he would become a second-term U.S. senator from Kentucky.

Since winning his election in 2010, Mr. Paul has argued for creating term limits so members of Congress could serve a maximum of 12 years in each chamber.

Mr. Paul and his office did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday. But in a recent C-SPAN “Newsmakers” program, Mr. Paul said he and his team were looking at the possibility of running for the Senate and the White House simultaneously.

“We just haven’t come to a conclusion yet,” he said at the time.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: cino; diabn; kentucky; potus; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; senate; tpino
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1 posted on 03/04/2014 8:18:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No, one or the other.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 8:21:00 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

Paul Ryan ran for Vice President AND Congress at the same time, losing the former but winning the latter.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Shamnesty Paul is a bridge to nowhere.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 8:25:54 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth
Shamnesty Paul is a bridge to nowhere.

Yep, he should save himself the trouble.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 8:27:29 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Agreed. Go all in or go home.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 8:28:45 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Since winning his election in 2010, Mr. Paul has argued for creating term limits so members of Congress could serve a maximum of 12 years in each chamber.

The US desperately needs term limits. But 24 years is way too long.

I could vote for 12 years total.

Actually, truth be told, I hope someday we whittle down the fedgov to the point that legislating becomes a part time job with most of that time spent telecommuting from home. Trips to DC would be few.

Let's swing the pendulum from the fedgov to the states.

7 posted on 03/04/2014 8:29:10 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It worked well for Kentucky for centuries. Why should he get special treatment?


8 posted on 03/04/2014 8:29:47 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can we please quit with the “3rd Party - teach ‘em a lesson” approach to National Suicide?!?!?!

Just nominate a CONSERVATIVE and then everybody get behind them!!!

3rd Party tantrums only serve to accelerate the road to America’s destruction.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 8:30:35 AM PST by G Larry (Did You Like That Better?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Paul Ryan ran for Vice President AND Congress at the same time, losing the former but winning the latter.

And look at the disaster he turned out. It would have better for him to slither away after losing the VP election. He would not have screwed over conservatives and Vets.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 8:30:49 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SeekAndFind

To all you Freepers thinking about voting for Paul in the primary. If he wins the nomination, I won’t vote for him. Two reasons: Chuck Hagel and John Kerry.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 8:34:33 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: G Larry

“3rd Party tantrums only serve to accelerate the road to America’s destruction.”

And what has the 2 party system given us?


12 posted on 03/04/2014 8:36:37 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Repeal the 17th Amendment to the US Constitution; then there’ll be no need to “run” for the Senate.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 8:39:12 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: demshateGod

Our problem is the Republicans have the financial backing and the Tea Party has the enthusiasm.

Dems win because they combine the financial power of crony capitalists with the voting power of the entitlement army.

I’m not sure how we ever get past this.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 8:41:00 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now I know he is a jerk. Too many McCainiacs in the Republican Party.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 8:42:11 AM PST by Hattie
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To: nascarnation

I’ve been wonder if we’re crazy for thinking 2014 will be anything other than a huge sweep for the Rats. The Rats and the media want it really bad so they’ll cheat to get it, and the Republican party is a disaster. If Cornyn loses, look for active GOP support for the Rat. Then what’s going to happen when Establishment guys win other primaries? I’m not voting for Pat Roberts. My guess is others won’t either. The same thing will happen all over the country. Boner, Cantor, Ryan, if these guys get tough Rat opponents I see them going down. I predict a Demonrat route.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 8:51:35 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

DO NOT TRUST RAND PAUL!


17 posted on 03/04/2014 8:51:57 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t have a problem with this. Laws vary from state to state.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind

Holy cr@p! Can you think of a more effective way to show a lack of confidence in yourself!!?

“I’m a long shot for Prez so I’d better hedge my bets so I can at least stay in elected office.”

Rand Paul’s feet of iron mixed with clay are really on display this time.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 9:18:20 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: demshateGod
To all you Freepers thinking about voting for Paul in the primary. If he wins the nomination, I won’t vote for him. Two reasons: Chuck Hagel and John Kerry.

I am not a Paul supporter, I prefer Ted Cruz but this logic is what gave us Obama's second term. As bad as Romney was, (and he was awful) he was a million times better than this communist agitator who hates America and is destroying the Constitution every day.

Even while this "Ukraine Crisis" is occurring Obama's EPA is pushing more crap behind Congress, Holder is attacking the 2nd Amendment without Congress.

I hate Amnesty pushers just as much as any other FReeper, I DESPISE RINOS, but I don't think one person on this forum with a brain could state this country would be better with either McShame or Romney as opposed to Obama...

Many times in life you are stuck with picking the best of two losers, sadly America chose destruction, I pray that the GOP gets it together by 2016 and we elect solid Conservatives.

20 posted on 03/04/2014 9:20:45 AM PST by hockeyfan44 (No more RINOS!!!)
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