WASHINGTON (WHAS11) – After his 13-hour filibuster stunt on the senate floor Wednesday, Kentucky senator Rand Paul back in the national spotlight and admits to a possible presidential run.
Senator Paul told Politico.com he hasn’t made any decision yet and won’t until sometime in 2014.
Paul says the Republican Party needs a change if they want to appeal to voters outside of its conservative base.
Paul also discussed the negative effects running a campaign would have on his family and he said that could be a determining factor on whether he runs or not.
“You know when I ran for the senate we didn’t realize how difficult it would be on the family.” Paul said. “There were so many nights my wife was home crying at the abuse that we got and some of it you really take personally.”
Paul made headlines when he held a 13-hour filibuster in order to block the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s pick to head the CIA.
Paul’s supporters say this move will help him because it shows he can stand his ground.