Bill benefiting Rand Paul passes Senate committee

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul could run for president and for re-election to his Senate seat at the same time under a bill approved by a state Senate committee on Wednesday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul could run for president and for re-election to his Senate seat at the same time under a bill approved by a state Senate committee on Wednesday.

The bill is modeled after a law in Wisconsin that allowed U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to run for re-election while also running for vice president under Republican Mitt Romney. State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, changed the bill so that it would only apply to people running for president or vice president.

Sen. Morgan McGarvey of Louisville was the only Democrat on the committee to vote for the bill. He said he supported U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman's simultaneous run for re-election and vice president in 2000.

Leaders in the Democratic-controlled House oppose the bill.

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