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No bill filed yet in Senate to allow Rand Paul to run for U.S. Senate and president in 2016

February 26, 2014 | | Comments Comments

HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU

FRANKFORT — Friday is the last day for filing new bills in the Republican-controlled state Senate and no bill has yet come forward to allow U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to run for the U.S. Senate and the presidency in 2016, Senate President Robert Stivers said Wednesday.

Stivers, R-Manchester, said he did not know if such a bill will materialize.

“There’s been quite a bit of discusssion on it,” he said.

Stivers said some states allow federal officeholders like Paul to run for their federal seat while being on the ballot for president or vice president.

Paul, R-Bowling Green, has indicated that he may run for president in 2016. He also is up for re-election that year for the U.S. Senate.

Stivers noted that there always could be a court challenge to the Kentucky law that prohibits a candidate for running for more than one office.

–Jack Brammer

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