(CNN) - He's running.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Friday he will be on ballots in November 2016, but he told voters in his home state that they might be the only ones with a chance to vote for him.
The freshman Republican senator was returning to Kentucky from visits to a trio of states that hold sway in the presidential nominating process, visits which further stoked the speculation about his presidential interests. He indicated his intention to be on the ballot for re-election that year, but downplayed any White House ambitions.
"For now, (what) we know for sure is we're going to run for the U.S. Senate," he said, according to a report from The Independent. "The other decision can come later."
Paul posted online a link to a separate report on his appearance at the Woodford County Republican Dinner, one which did not include the quote. Both articles noted state law allows him to run simultaneously for the White House and re-election to his Senate seat.
Earlier this week he spoke at a GOP fundraising dinner in New Hampshire and before that appeared at events in Iowa and South Carolina.
He has been upfront with his interest in potentially running for the White House, but at the dinner in New Hampshire focused his attention on the party.
"We've had a lot of friends up here for years," he said, "but the main thing right now is to not talk about me so much, but rather how to grow the party."
– CNN's Gregory Wallace and Mark Preston contributed to this report
And there he is with Bachman, Cruz, and the other baggers - announcing he will run for President in Kentucky - what? No other states? 'Scuse me while I puke.
Grow the party??? Extremists aren't growing on trees....thank God. Maybe isolating the party is a better mantra!!!
God Help Us!
.....That noise you hear getting louder and louder.........is Rand Paul ticket ................NOSEDIVING.............into the sea.......
flush that money down the toilet
So he's definitely running for the Senate.
The gop can't even rig the elections good enough to win. Maybe that should tell your on the way out and no normal voters listen to your lies and bs propaganda anymore,your done, take your ball and go home ,losers!!!!!!!
Well – plenty of fodder for comedians.
God forbid that he runs ! There is no way he would ever be elected !
Let the Republican comedy of errors star early. Comedy is good for the heart.
Rand Paul, let me be the first person in American to tell you
that you WILL NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT of THE
UNITED STATE of AMERICA.
Mr. Paul your father was, and is still well Respected by me,
but I can't believe how Far from the Tree you Sir have Fallen.
To the citizen of Kentucky, A Great State. Why would you chose
to short change yourself with this man, who clearly don't have
any clear understanding on How To Govern.
Kentucky You Deserve Better!!!!!!!
Best of luck, NOT!!