Rand Paul: Yep, I'm 'Interested' in 2016

Senator also discusses his dad's legacy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2012 11:07 AM CST

He's not one of the big names, but Rand Paul has been rumored as a possible presidential contender in 2016, and today he confirmed that is indeed a possibility. "I want to be part of the national debate," he told ABC News. "I’m not going to deny that I’m interested." Paul also discussed taxes—he'll never vote to raise them—and his dad's legacy. "He’s grown the party in a tremendous way," Rand said, crediting Ron with bringing in more young people, independents, libertarians, and constitutionalists. "There’s a sea change on the Republican side, and I think my father’s responsible for some of that.” (In other Paul family news, Ron Paul is in favor of secession.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.