WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon February 18, 2013
Paul Considering Presidential and Senate Run in 2016
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he'll wait until next year to decide whether to run for President, but he says he believes voters are ready for a Libertarian Republican candidate. And, even though he's up for re-election to his Senate seat in 2016, the same year as the Presidential election, he says there's "probably a way that could be done, but we haven't finalized any plans."
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", Paul said, "I would absolutely not run unless it were to win."
In order to expand his party's reach, Paul believes the GOP should embrace candidates who are willing to push a less aggressive foreign policy and comprehensive immigration reform. Paul said he'll offer an amendment to the upcoming bipartisan immigration bill that would require the Government Accountability Office to report annually whether the border is secure and force Congress to vote on those reports.
That would occur before the 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. can achieve permanent residency.