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Rand Paul Gets Closer To Goal Of Running For Senate And President At The Same Time

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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.