Will Rand Paul Run for President?

by Ben Nanamaker | February 17, 2013 7:27 pm

NewLetters Will Rand Paul Run for President?[1]Fresh off of giving the Tea Party’s response[2] to Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address[3], Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., may be planning for bigger things — like the presidency.

While the Tea Party senator has expressed interest in making a presidential bid, don’t start making Paul yard signs just yet. In an interview with Fox News Sunday today, he said that his decision on whether or not to run[4] would not be made until 2014.

In the meantime, the senator has said his focus will be on making the Republican party a national party again, and increasing its growth.

Other recent signs that Paul might be considering a run include visiting Israel in January, agreeing to speak at the influential Conservative Political Action Conference next month, and criticizing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie[5].

Unlike his father, Ron Paul, who ran for president three times without being nominated, Rand says he is not running just to popularize his beliefs.

“I would absolutely not run unless it were to win,” he said.

– Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPolitics Editor

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  2. Tea Party’s response: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/12/first-on-cnn-in-tea-party-response-paul-will-urge-gop-to-embrace-immigrants-cut-spending/
  3. State of the Union Address: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/us/politics/obamas-2013-state-of-the-union-address.html?_r=0
  4. whether or not to run: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/17/paul-to-make-white-house-decision-in-2014/
  5. Chris Christie: http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/01/18/rand-paul-chris-christie-nra-guns/1845843/

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