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Ron Paul: Rand 'Probably Will' Run For President In 2016

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Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper whether he thinks his son would pull the trigger on a presidential campaign, Paul said he thought his libertarian-leaning son would make up his own mind.

"I think he probably will. I mean, he's been on TV hinting that he very well might," the elder Paul said on "Erin Burnett OutFront." "I kiddingly say the only advice I give him, he better be very careful. He's doing well, he might get elected, and that's a great burden and a major responsibility. But I think he's doing quite well."

For his part, Rand Paul said on "Fox News Sunday" that he had thought about launching a presidential bid even though his wife opposes the idea.