Proposed bill allows Sen. Paul to run for Kentucky Senate, president

March 4, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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FRANKFORT, Ky., March 4 (UPI) -- A proposed Kentucky bill lets a candidate run for multiple offices, allowing Sen. Rand Paul to run for president and his current seat, a state legislator said.

Kentucky State Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer told the Washington Times he has proposed a bill allowing any candidate in the state to run for multiple offices simultaneously.

"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," Thayer said.

The clarification would allow Paul, R-Ky., to continue to represent Kentucky in the Senate if he wins re-election but does not win the 2016 presidential race, the Washington newspaper The Hill said, adding it is the latest indication Paul will seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president.

The bill would likely face opposition in Kentucky's Democratic-controlled House, the Times noted.

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