- The Washington Times - Monday, March 9, 2015

A Kentucky Republican party committee has moved forward a plan that would change Kentucky’s presidential primary to a caucus and would enable Sen. Rand Paul to run both for re-election to the Senate next year and for president.

The Republican Party of Kentucky’s executive committee moved the plan forward over the weekend, and Republicans plan to study the issue and have a report ready by an August state central meeting, according to the AP. State law forbids a candidate’s name from appearing more than once on the same ballot, and legislation to change the law had died in the state House, which is controlled by Democrats.

“I just want to be treated like many other candidates around the country who have not been restricted,” Mr. Paul told reporters after the vote, according to the AP.

For example, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012 and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., then a senator in 2008, were both running simultaneous re-election campaigns.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is weighing a presidential bid of his own, has indicated that he would either run for president or for re-election to his seat next year, but not both.

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