Rand Paul's flirtation with running for president is getting serious: he's asking Kentucky's senate to file a bill that would allow him to run for both the U.S. Senate and president in 2016.
Kentucky's current law says a candidate's name cannot appear on a ballot more than once, which would seemingly force him to choose which office he wants to pursue rather than hedging his bets by running for both.
State Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer told the Washington Times: "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."
According to WFPL, Paul brought the issue up to the state Senate's Republican caucus last month.
"He is running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, but that he is strongly considering seeking the Republican nomination for President," Thayer told WFPL. "I hope he does."
Perhaps not so excited at the prospect are Kentucky's House of Representatives, which is (a very slight) majority Democrat. A "veteran Republican Party operative" told the Washington Times that he won't let the bill pass.