Despite speculation of greater ambitions, U.S. Senator Rand Paul is likely to stay in his current position if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elected this fall.
Rumors about Paul’s future have picked up ever since he endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this year, even though his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, was technically still in the race. Political observers wondered whether Rand Paul was a potential vice presidential pick or if he would be offered another job in exchange for the endorsement. But Paul tells Kentucky Public Radio that he has not been vetted and he’s unlikely to leave the Senate anytime soon.
“To tell you the truth, being a U.S. Senator has a considerable amount of influence of which way the country goes, and so I just think it’s just unlikely that I would be anywhere but the U.S. Senate if Romney wins,” says Paul.