The Hill: Rand Paul ready to 'explore' 2012 bidSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 14:54
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday he intends to "explore" a run for president in 2012 should his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), decide against another campaign.
"He has not made his mind up," Paul said of his father at a Thursday appearance in Kentucky. "If he does not run, I have not ruled it out, and I will think about it."
Earlier in the day, Paul told a Kentucky radio station that if the Texas congressman doesn't run, "then I think there are options open and we will explore those options."
After Thursday's event, Paul also told the AP that supporters in a number of states are encouraging him to pursue the presidency in 2012 should his father opt out.