Comment: I googled and it seemed

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I googled and it seemed

you were correct, most articles were quoting Benton then I ran across this one.

“No one has asked me about running, I have not had any conversation with anybody running on the Republican side,” Paul told WHAS11’s Joe Arnold, “and so I think it's unlikely that there will be a Republican challenger.”

“And you're right, I am supporting Senator McConnell,” Paul continued.

Asked if, therefore, he would discourage anyone from thinking about such a challenge, Paul replied, “Yes."