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Rand Paul announces Senate bid

Rand Paul announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for United States Senate in Kentucky:

Rand Paul, son of former presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, officially entered the Kentucky Senate race today to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jim Bunning.

In an e-mail to supporters sent this afternoon, the Republican ophthalmologist said the twin issues of federal spending and the national debt pushed him to run for office. This would be the younger Paul’s first elected office.

“I think we’re drowning in a sea of debt, as a country,” Paul said in the e-mail. “The deficit this year will be 13% of the [gross national product]. This is a historic high. The danger is going to be inflation within a year or two, and prices may rise rapidly.”

Rand Paul for Senate?

Now that Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) will not seek re-election, Rand Paul may consider a bid for the United State Senate:

Rand Paul, a Kentucky ophthalmologist, has said he would seek his state’s Republican nomination for senator only if Bunning didn’t. On Monday, Bunning announced he would not seek a third term because of a lack of campaign funds.

But Paul has not fully committed to a Senate run.

“We’re very close and probably there will be some announcement from us in a week to 10 days,”he told FOXNews.com.

Paul said he is talking to family and friends and gauging public support.

“We only want to do this if we can win,”he said.

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