Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has asked the Republican Party of Kentucky to create a presidential caucus in 2016 instead of holding the traditional primary as a workaround to a state law that prohibits him from running for the Senate and the White House simultaneously.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Thursday that Paul sent a letter to the Kentucky GOP’s central committee requesting the change, arguing that it will prevent a “costly and time-consuming legal challenge.”
Kentucky law bars a candidate from appearing on the same ballot for multiple offices. Paul has already announced that he’s running for reelection to the Senate, but he’s also gearing up for a presidential run.
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