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

(Newser) – 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.)

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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