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Election bill benefiting Paul passes Ky. Senate

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Republican Rand Paul could run for president and another Senate term at the same time under a bill passed by the Kentucky Senate.

Paul is weighing whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat.

The legislation would clarify that current Kentucky law preventing someone from running for multiple offices does not apply to people running for president or vice president. The bill passed the GOP-led Kentucky Senate on a near party-line 25-13 vote Tuesday.

The bill could face an uphill struggle in the Democratic-led Kentucky House.

Paul senior adviser Doug Stafford said the state Senate's vote is a step forward in clarifying that Kentucky law does not apply to federal elections.

The legislation is Senate Bill 205.

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