Rand Paul Tries to Cover All His Bases

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning to re-run for the senate in 2016, but he's hoping it won't have to interfere with a bid for the White House as well. The GOP hopeful is trying to run for both offices.

Laws in Kentucky would prevent any candidate from being listed for multiple offices on a ballot, but the senator is looking for a way around that. He's asked the Republican Party of Kentucky for a 2016 presidential caucus rather than a traditional primary. An early primary will create a loophole that will allow Paul to run for both.

In a letter requesting the change, Paul says the caucus will prevent a "costly and time-consuming legal challenge," showing that he already plans to go the distance to get his way.

Paul attempts to sway the Kentucky GOP by arguing that the state will have more influence on the nominee by holding an early caucus. “It has been suggested by others for several cycles that Kentucky has no influence on the presidential process because of our late primary," he writes in a letter printed by the Lexington Herald-Leader. "By May 2016, the GOP will likely have decided its nominee, rendering our votes useless in deciding anything."

Paul's team says he's 100 percent focused on running for Senate" for now, but it sounds like he's got at least one eye on the Republican presidential nomination.

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