2016 U.S. presidential race http://wfpl.org en Legislation to Let Rand Paul Run for Senate and President Could Be On The Way http://wfpl.org/post/legislation-let-rand-paul-run-senate-and-president-could-be-way <p>A state Republican lawmaker is considering filing a bill that will permit U.S. Senator Rand Paul to run for re-election in Congress as well as President of the United States.</p><p>Senate GOP Floor Leader Damon Thayer is mulling legislation that would clarify a state law that prohibits candidates from holding or running for two offices simultaneously.</p><p>Thayer says that Paul discussed the issue with members of the Senate Republican caucus earlier this month, when Paul testified in Frankfort in support of a bill restoring felons’ voting rights.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:14:28 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8768 at http://wfpl.org Legislation to Let Rand Paul Run for Senate and President Could Be On The Way Polls Show Rand Paul Gaining Strength for 2016 After Filibuster, Policy Speeches http://wfpl.org/post/polls-show-rand-paul-gaining-strength-2016-after-filibuster-policy-speeches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two national polls released this week show Kentucky Senator Rand Paul neck and neck with many other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates.</span></p><p>Both<a href="http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1876"> Quinnipiac</a> and <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/paul-on-the-rise-hillary-at-new-high.html">Public Policy Polling</a> released surveys Wednesday showing Paul in second or third place in the early GOP primary field.&nbsp;</p><p>Paul clocks in at 15 percent in the Quinnipiac poll, behind former vice presidential nominee and Congressman Paul Ryan at 17 percent, and fellow Republican Senator Marco Rubio at 19 percent. &nbsp;</p><p>The PPP survey has Paul making a bigger leap since their previous presidential poll. Paul has 17 percent of primary voters in the PPP poll, with Rubio at 21 percent. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:38:39 +0000 Kenny Colston 4811 at http://wfpl.org Polls Show Rand Paul Gaining Strength for 2016 After Filibuster, Policy Speeches