Kentucky Bill Would Allow Rand Paul to Run for Senate, President at Same Time
Rand Paul’s biggest political decision is approaching: whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his U.S. Senate seat. A Republican lawmaker from his home state wants to free him from the potential dilemma by letting him run for both.
State Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said Thursday he wants to clarify that current Kentucky law, which prevents someone from running for multiple offices, does not apply to federal elections.
A bill he introduced would allow candidates’ names to appear twice on the same ballot if one or both offices sought are federal offices.
“He (Paul) is the impetus for it, but it could affect anyone in the federal delegation,” said Thayer, R-Georgetown, who introduced the bill in the GOP-led Kentucky Senate.