BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Sen. Rand Paul has announced that he will seek re-election to the United States Senate in 2016.
That's according to a news release sent to WDRB early Tuesday.
"I ran for office because, like many Kentuckians, I was alarmed at the problems facing our country: a stagnant and uneven economy, a growing national debt, out-of-control federal spending, a disastrous health care plan, the assault on our civil rights and liberties, and a misguided foreign policy," said Sen. Paul.
Senate Majority Leader-Elect Mitch McConnell is endorsing Sen. Paul's re-election campaign.
"I am proud to support my friend Rand Paul for his re-election to the U.S. Senate," said Sen. McConnell. "Rand has been an irreplaceable partner in fighting for Kentucky priorities and Kentucky values. His innovative mind for conservative reforms that create jobs and get the economy working again is essential in the U.S. Senate as we seek to reverse Obama policies that have hurt Kentucky families."
Elected in 2010, Rand Paul is the junior United States Senator for Kentucky.