Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Wednesday that he is “considering” running for president in the 2016 election, but he won’t make a decision before next year.
Mr. Paul, a tea party favorite, told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor that he wants to be “part of the national debate” and that he will continue to travel to the early primary states.
He has appearances already penciled next month in Iowa and New Hampshire, and another in South Carolina this summer.
“We are considering it,” Mr. Paul said. “We won’t make a decision before 2014.”