Rand Paul “thinking about” 2016

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a wide-ranging USA Today interview filmed Wednesday but released on Friday admits he’s “thinking about” running for president in 2016.

“Your dad, [former]Texas Congressman Ron Paul, ran for president a couple of times. Do you want to follow in his footsteps?” interviewer Susan Page asked. “Would you like to run for president?”

“We’re thinking about it,” Sen. Paul replied. “We haven’t made any kind of decision — we won’t for a couple of years — [but] I do want to be part of the national debate, I want to be part of deciding what the Republican message is, and who the republican leaders are.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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