Rand Paul came one step closer on Wednesday to securing a contingency plan for 2016.
Legislation that would allow the Kentucky senator to both run for re-election and the presidency at the same time was approved by a state Senate committee, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The bill even picked up the support of one Democratic lawmaker for good measure.
Kentucky state law currently bars candidates from appearing on the same ballot twice in a general election.
Paul hasn’t concealed his presidential ambitions, and his own dad has said his son will “probably” launch a White House bid. But the junior senator has also indicating that he intends to run for the seat he won in 2010.