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Sen. Rand Paul: No decision yet on 2016 presidential run

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Sunday he still has not decided whether he will run for president in 2016.

"I think we're a long way away on that. I haven't even convinced my wife yet if I should do that," he said on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos."

If he did decide to run, however, he said he believes his views on privacy would increase his popularity with youth voters, who he said value privacy on the Internet and on cellphones.

He also responded to allegations from "hacks and haters" that he had plagiarized part of a recent speech from Wikipedia.

"I think the spoken word shouldn't be held to the same sort of standard as if you're writing a scientific paper," he said.

To prevent allegations in the future, he said that he would make an effort to footnote his speeches, but that it can be difficult to do so during speeches, such as the 13-hour filibuster on drones earlier this year in which he was improvising, not reading, at times.

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