Freshman Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is filing for re-election — five years before his six-year term expires in 2016.
The son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul — a twice-failed Presidential contender — the younger Paul is also flirting with the idea of a Presidential run.
Paul beat the Kentucky GOP establishment in the 2010 election, upsetting the handpicked candidate in the primary and cruising to victory in the general election.
The younger Paul says he might run for the GOP Presidential nomination if his father doesn’t but the senior Paul is already making noises about a potential run.
- Rand Paul files for re-election to the US Senate (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Rand Paul Files For Re-Election, Five Years Early (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Rand Paul files for reelection (politico.com)
- The constitutional hypocrisy of Ron Paul (capitolhillblue.com)