Originally published on Thu August 20, 2015 1:35 am
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Rand Paul is trying to have it both ways — running both for president and re-election to his Kentucky Senate seat in 2016.
But whether he'll be able to keep that electoral insurance policy rests in the hands of Kentucky Republicans this weekend.
Kentucky law is clear: You can't run for president and U.S. Senate at the same time. But Paul has tried to get around that law, by pushing for the state to hold a nonbinding caucus instead of a primary in the presidential nominating process.